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karataylor
« on: November 02, 2008 06:49:21 PM »



Okay, so we're all familiar with Belle from Beauty & the Beast:
http://www.hollywoodmegastore.com/Images/4182.jpg

I was originally planning on being something else for Halloween, but then I had an ugly dress party. The Craftsters in Chicago have heard about that, & let me just tell the rest of you that it was pretty intense. ANYWAY, I had this horrible wedding dress for one of the costumes from that party.



[that would be me on the left in the original dress. And there's one more underneath this]



SO after looking at this dress, I realized it. Was. Belle. With a little bit of work, that is.

So I used some RIT Dye, made some sash-like gathers, & made a 10-yard tulle petticoat for underneath it. Now, I know it's not 100% handmade, but it's a big turn around. And the rules said it just had to have a handmade component! The results?


[sorry about low image quality; I ended up getting sick on Halloween & had to cancel my plans anyway, UGH]







The one time I did get to wear it out, I ended up getting a TON of people yelling "Belle!!" "Beauty!!" "Beauty & the Beast!!!!" at me when I was walking down the mag mile hahahah. Mission: success!

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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2008 07:23:29 PM »

Oh my gosh, Belle is my FAVE princess! You did a fantastic job on the dress, and you look totally gorgeous, just like her!
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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2008 08:24:09 AM »

omg, mag mile?  were you in lincoln park/lakeview at all Halloween night?  If you were, I think I might have seen you! lol
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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2008 01:07:23 PM »

Before I saw who posted I thought, "Man, that looks like Kara" Cheesy

I can't believe you made anything so fabulous from that wreck of a dress! (For those of you who didn't have the pleasure of seeing it in person.... the photos do it more justice than it deserved. Cheesy)  Actually, wait... now that I think about it you do have some awesome skills.... Good job!
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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2008 06:16:27 PM »

omg, mag mile?  were you in lincoln park/lakeview at all Halloween night?  If you were, I think I might have seen you! lol


HAHAHA YOU SO DID. I had to come through the long way to get to a party down on Ohio.
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« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2008 06:18:53 PM »

Before I saw who posted I thought, "Man, that looks like Kara" Cheesy

I can't believe you made anything so fabulous from that wreck of a dress! (For those of you who didn't have the pleasure of seeing it in person.... the photos do it more justice than it deserved. Cheesy)  Actually, wait... now that I think about it you do have some awesome skills.... Good job!


HAHA! You've either had a long day, or you've never seen me in presentable form before hahah [both are equally plausible, I'm guessing haha]. I know I don't seem to ever do anything but crochet that afghan, but remember that I can! And the sewing lessons are totally still on the table haha. Smiley
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