Alright, guys! Here it is. My second costume project of 2014 is finished. As you can see it’s a slightly different interpretation of Belle’s golden ball gown from Disney’s The Beauty and the Beast.
Belle is my favourite Disney princess and I wanted to wear this dress since I was about 4 years old, so this is literally like a dream come true. I made the whole costume in about 1 1/2 weeks. Everything worked out much faster than I expected, but I’m happy. It feels really good to be able to relax before an event for once.
The outfit is actually not a proper dress. It consists out of a corsage and the huge skirt. For the corsage I used two layers of duchesse satin and organza. To make it more sturdy I added another layer of thin cotton fabric. The ornamented center piece was covered with lace tulle. The brooch I used to decorate the corsage was a gift from one of my mother’s colleagues. She’ll be thrilled to see what I used her jewellery for. The skirt consists out of three layers of fabric as well. Base is a circle skirt made out of golden duchesse satin which was covered with another full circle skirt out of lace tulle. For the drapes I stitched huge panels of organza together and gathered them along the seams. The skirt alone is made out of approximately 20m of fabric. I’m wearing a four-hoop-skirt underneath the skirt to give it its extremely poofy look.
I hope you like it! :D
Retweet for the people from different time zones. I’m just really proud of this project, okay?