Monday, October 15, 2012

Adventures in Sewing: Bell From Beauty and the Beast

My Grandma Nona was a seamstress. An AMAZING seamstress. When I was little, for my birthday she would make me the most beautiful dress-up dresses. Not just one for me, but a matching one for my doll as well. When she passed away I inherited a (jackpot) bunch of fabric and any sewing supply that you can imagine. I have been slowly using these special supplies for different projects. When my sister-in-law Olivia saw the fabric, right away she zeroed in on the bunch of different fabrics all in the same yellow color. Almost the same yellow as a certain Disney princess. 
And when she asked me if I could make her a yellow Bell dress from Beauty and the Beast, I knew my Grandmother would love to have that fabric made into a special dress for a special little girl. This week was Olivia's 5th birthday and I got her Bell dress done just in time! 


My favorite part of this dress are these little buttons I found in a box of odds and ends from my Grandma. They reminded me of the enchanted rose from the movie! 
Happy Birthday to the cutest Bell around! 
Linking up with Becoming Martha

14 comments:

  1. What a beautiful "Bell" dress, Veronica!!

    Your little sister-in-law is going to look adorable wearing it. I hope she has as much fun dressing up in it as you did with your pretty dresses = )

    Gramma Nona would be very pleased to know that her sewing supplies are being put to such good use...and so am I!

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  2. That is beautiful and I love those buttons! Perfect!

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  3. Wow! What a wonderful project! Your little sis-in-law will remember this forever. Love it.

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  4. awe this is adorable how sweet!!

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  5. Very sweet of you to make a little girl very happy with a Belle dress.

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  6. Well, my goodness, is there anything you cannot do. I mean, overhauling a basement and now making costumes. I'm sure impressed! Happy week!

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  7. Veronica, I am so impressed! It turned out so good!

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  8. Beautiful Bell dress! I am sure this dress has made the special girl very happy!

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  9. That is one beautiful dress! And I'm sure it's much nicer than those itchy costumes you buy at the store!

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    1. Yes, the dress is beautiful! Thank you for making (and posting) about the dress and about Olivia's 5th birthday. It's perfect. Soft and comfortable; the shoulders are very delicate and the rosettes gorgeous, the buttons are special. We all love it and we are so thankful (and amazed) by you! (Though I did notice that you were posting at 3:43 AM, which explains how you can dig out your basment and make beautiful costumes for your SIL!:)

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  10. Amazing!!! Great job V! I'm proud of you!

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  11. Amazing!!! Great job V! I'm proud of you!

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