My niece and her friends decided to all dress as Disney princesses. She asked me to make her a Belle Costume from Beauty and the Beast. My favorite way to make costumes is to deconstruct thrift store items and make them into something new.
This dress was made from; a yellow bridesmaids dress (Bodice and swag on skirt), a child’s Belle dress (I used the overskirt and discarded the rest), a pink corset (you can’t see it because I covered the whole thing with fabric from the bridesmaids dress), a long yellow satin skirt and a brides petticoat.
I actually constructed the whole thing by hand without using a sewing machine. The beading on the bodice is cut from another old bridesmaid’s dress and used mostly to cover the hand sewn seams. I also only had a chance to fit on my niece twice; once before I started and at the end to see if I needed to take anything in. Other that hemming it, it fit perfectly.
3 thoughts on “Coolest Homemade Belle Costume from Beauty and the Beast”
This dress is stunning BEFORE you know it is made from recycled thrift store finds. AND it is HAND-sewn. Amazing.
just…wow. you are so talented.
Oh my gosh- you did an AMAZING job!! I would have never been able to do that. Wow!
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