Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Belle Costume

Matt's friend Levin asked me to make a Belle costume for his 2 year old daughter Ansley. His wife died in a car accident a year ago so I thought it would be nice to make her a costume. I used this New Look Pattern for the bodice and used this belle dress tutorial for the skirt. My mom helped me me make the pretty sash and rose. My mom is so talented! I think it turned out well. It fits her perfectly. Ansley loved it and cried when she had to take it off. She also kept wanting to carry it around when it wasn't on and saying, " Oh what a pretty yellow dress."

While I went to work on the Belle dress. Levin went all out on a beast mask which you can see in the picture. He made it using resin, plaster, paper mache, and fur from old Teddy Bears. I was pretty impressed. It isn't completely done yet so that's why you can see some newspaper. He told me his brother was going to go as the candlestick. I will have to post a picture of the whole clan when they send it to me from Halloween.

Tomorrow I plan on finally posting my felt food that I finished back in August from my pattern testing. Whoops I've been awful about blogging.