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Last updated on Oct 3, 2017

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Isabella Covey

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Isabella Covey

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I'm not sure how it all started...

I’m a gal who loves clothing design and sewing. So I’ve added the two together to create the gowns and costumes you see here on this Etsy shop. Because I try to bring glory to God in whatever I do, I make my sewing creations with quality and style to display this goal.

A few years back, I shared an Etsy shop with my sister where I sold baby slings, makeup bags, and other small sewing projects. As the year progressed, I enjoyed success and started my own shop where I’ve been selling costume reproductions since 2013.

I’m not exactly sure how my interest in costumes was sparked, but I grew up Civil War reenacting and watched my mom and sisters create historically accurate gowns. I am blessed to have five generations of expert seamstresses in my family history, so I guess sewing comes naturally to me. By the nearly impossible projects I’ve been tackling lately, I seem to enjoy a challenge! And I’m glad I’m that way because seeing my projects come to life has been so worth it!

It seemed appropriate that my first costume would come from the second Chronicles of Narnia movie – Prince Caspian. These movies have long been my favorites. It figures I would choose to create the dress that had the least amount of screen time, absolutely no information on the details nor behind the scene photos! In researching this dress, I discovered how much I enjoy the details of costume design. To my surprise, I also found a bit of perfectionism in my personality. Not always a good thing! 😉

Now that I make historical clothing, I love watching a movie, old or new, that has beautiful costumes. When I see a lovely dress, my intrigue takes over and I start picturing how it was made, what kind of fabric was used, and that dress gets on my “Inspiration” Pinterest board!

Dresses are a form of beauty for me. Some people look down from a mountain, out into the sea, or into the sky and think it’s absolutely stunning. I agree, but to me, seeing an elegant, intricately-designed costume is just pure splendor! What’s even more exquisite, is recreating the gown and either seeing it worn or wearing it myself.

Today, fashion can be pretty dull, and every now and then, I wish I could go to a different time period that’s bustling with elegant gowns. But let’s get realistic, that can’t happen, but I find that recreating a costume comes pretty close.😉

Since my first reproduction, I added a 1900’s walking dress (one was purchased by Universal Studios in CA!) and recently designed a medieval dress. My designs have gone international with two dresses shipping to England and another to Prague. But my most challenging and successful costume is my reproduction of the ball gown from the 2015 movie, Cinderella. It has been a dream come true!

Enjoy your looking around, and if you also have a dream of wearing the perfect dress, contact me.

Have a blessed day.
Isabella Mae Covey - Shop Owner
aka Bella Mae

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Last updated on September 10, 2018
Hi everyone!
Thank you for visiting by shop.
If you need something custom made, contact me and I would be happy to make your dreams come true.
Bella Mae

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Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
***For custom orders, a 25% deposit it required to reserve the time in my schedule. This deposit is non-refundable.
***Once the supplies have been paid for and I've purchased them, the cost of supplies plus the deposit is non-refundable.
***Once I start the dress, any amount that's been paid, is non-refundable.
***The dress must be 100% paid before shipment.

I will give a total refund and a return shipping label if the item was damaged in shipping or I made a mistake.
****My mistakes do not include custom orders that have been made exactly to the measurements given to me by the buyer, but do not fit the buyer.
I do my best to ensure this doesn't happen.
Payment
I accept PayPal and Direct Checkout.
I will accept checks, money orders or cash (in the mail), but I will not ship your order out until I receive it and cash it in.
Shipping
I ship packages less then 13 oz through USPS First Class Mail (2-5 business days). I ship packages over 13 oz through USPS Priority Mail (1-3 business days).
I add insurance if the order is over $30.

International orders will ship via Standard Post, unless requested otherwise.
I can ship faster, but with addition costs.
I add insurance if the order is over $30.
Additional policies and FAQs
I willingly take custom orders but I will need specifics and/or photos.
I don't specify a time frame until I get your order.