Happy New Year everyone!

Here are the pictures of the Belle dress I made for my friend Emma. You can see the progress post here.

Emma had bought the original dress online- it was too short, so she asked me to extend the skirt to a puffy layered one like Belle's. I also widened the shoulder straps. I find that adding extra cloth to a skirt is a really simple way to DIY a dress into something a little more dressy. You could for instance, use this technique to transform a short body-con party dress into a floor-length fishtail gown.  


  1. love it, you did such a great job =)

  2. also, just wondering, where did you learn how to sew?

  3. Thanks Vivian :) I learnt a bit from my mum and home economics in high school. These days I try to read pattern-making books and look at tutorials online. It's still a bit hit-and-miss though :) Ohh by the way I had a look at your blog- I love your crocheted top! Have you been making clothes for long?

  4. oh waoo that is amazing! looks exactly like the one in the movie... and I am a huge Beauty and the Beast fan btw :)
    Thanks for the lovely comment and stopping by my blog! I am loving your blog and your style girl. Definitely following on GFC and Bloglovin :)
    Looking forward to your posts!!


  5. I just started in 2011. I'm taking a VET course this year and doing some other courses as I really want to be a fashion designer =P


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