Cosplayer Yuqi > Costume of Belle from Beauty and the Beast
About this Costume
- Construction Details:
I used 7 yards of a beautiful deep red Silk Matka (alternatively called Silk Noil, or Raw Silk) that I found in the Fabric district. I was originally leaning towards wools, but none of the wools were the right shade until we happened upon this silk. The base pattern is drafted off of the pattern in Costume Close-up, though I blew up the hood to be larger then in the base pattern.
I will be using a pattern #2 from the Northern Society of Costume Textiles. My three colors are swatched, and waiting to be ordered after a mock-up.
The stays are drafted from the Diderot Stays pattern. They are boned with plastic zip-ties, and made from a layer of cotton duck sandwiched between bottomweight white linen, and a quilting cotton. All the binding is hand sewn on. The chemise is drafted off several tutorials found online out of cotton.
I have an unstyled Matilda in Dark Brown that I will be using for Belle.