Well, I got my mock-up of my third Beauxbatons uniform completed this week so that’s something. I have a few minor adjustments left to do before I cut it from my fashion fabric but I don’t think it calls for an entirely new mock-up to be made. (Please don’t let that sentence come back to bite me).
This week I’d been binging a bunch of videos by Bella Mae Designs, especially her Cinderella making of series and I thought to myself, well I could do that surely? Armed with nothing but an iPhone and a tripod I began filming the process of making my Beauxbatons uniform and boy oh boy is that a mission in itself.
I persevered though and with the help of my husband, I was able to put together my first proper attempt at a YouTube video. I know I have a few other videos on my channel but they never had any forethought put in to them so they don’t count in my eyes.
It’s rough but I’m pretty proud of it for a first go.
I’ve already filmed a lot for part two. Mainly the whole dying my fabric process and oh what a process it has been. The polyester I chose for the main fabric of the dress has kind of been a nightmare to work with. I’ve dyed it three times at this point and I’m still not sure if I’m happy with the result yet. (I think there is going to be a fourth uniform in my future.)
And now for something completely different – I was watching TikTok this morning when this video by @disneywithana popped up …
It’s been a very long time since I’ve have a new costume speak to me like this one did. I absolutely adore everything about it especially the sleeves and the skirt.
I’m now trying to figure out how I can go about making it for my next trip to Disney World. Most of it is entirely straight forward but it’s the flowers printed on the skirt that’s got me a little confused.
How would I do it? Paint? Screen printing? Digital design and then custom printed fabric? How much would that even cost?!
Anyway, It’s just something I’m thinking of and I thought I’d share it here, watch this space!
That’s it for this week,
See ya’ll next Sunday!