Belle’s Blue Dress from Once Upon a Time!
(For the record it’s gapping because my client is several inches smaller than my dress form)
I actually started this costume back in January but lost interest in it, for a couple of reasons. The first being that I broke three needles trying to put together the stiff stuff that gave the bodice structure (for the record the finished bodice has four layers of material plus boning), the other reason was that doing grommets for the first time terrified me.
After someone came up to me and commissioned this costume, I jumped at the chance because it always breaks my heart looking at all the half completed projects I have lying around my apartment.
The biggest challenge was figuring out how to do the chemise because it was starting to feel like no matter what I did, the straps would slide around and ruin the aesthetic, so I ended up making it a faux one.
Let’s see what else… grommets ended up being a lot of fun to work with. The entire inside of the bias is hand sewn (I’m one of those assholes who are just obnoxiously proud of their seam work). There are hooks and bars on the waistband and inside of the bodice to keep the skirt in place when worn.
…and it breaks my heart to have to have to part with this one. :(
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