Belle has always been my favorite Disney princess! I admire her profound love for literate, adventure, and reading. Of course, I also coo over the act of falling in love despite appearances…it’s a good model! This was the first costume I have ever made myself and it was a HIT!
The dress is two pieces: a yellow cami from Old Navy & a tulle skirt. I used yellow, white, and gold tulle. First I cut the tulle into six inch strips, long ways so it would be floor length. I hand stitched these strips unto an elastic waistband. The first layer of the skirt is white, then yellow and I put the gold layer on top but angled to give a swept look. Next I attached two strips of gold to the back and front of the cami to mimic Belle’s sleeves. I carried a red rose with me as well.
I have gotten so many compliments on a costume before & I felt beautiful wearing it!