maria handmade

Doing some smocking on a piece that will be part of my new dress design, The Renaissance Scarlet Dress. The dress is actually done right now, but I have to find a location to take pictures of it, because outside is cold, wet and muddy. I can’t wait to see how the pictures turn out and to put my new dress for sale on Etsy! The video tutorial is going to be done soon too. Sorry I had to mute the video cause I was watching anime while sewing XD

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- Maria Heller

My new renaissance design is coming together nicely. This is The Renaissance Scarlet Dress, and as soon as I finish it and take pictures of it it’s going to be listed on Etsy. Which means that my first video tutorial is also slowly coming to an end. I can’t wait to put it all together. I already have 220 GB of footage only for this dress and I only filmed the important parts. At least I’ll finally be able to make an accurate estimation of how many hundred hours goes into making one of these renaissance dresses. Follow me if you want to see the dress done and check out my Etsy store too! ^_^


I’m working on a new renaissance inspired dress. It was designed, drafted and hand sewn by me. This is The Navy Dress and I designed this one for my dear Oana. The top and skirt are almost done. The dress will of course have a piece that covers the chest that I haven’t made yet, that’s why she’s wearing a sports bra in the pictures. I’m currently working on the sleeves. I will post progress pictures of the sleeves too after they’re done. I’m really proud of the top for this dress because it’s the first time I made the inside pretty too. For the other dresses I really didn’t pay any attention to how they look on the inside, but for this one I made the lining pretty and I really like that. As usual, absolutely everything was hand sewn. This is the design I want to make for the sleeves:

I wanted to make these sleeves for The Green Dress, but I changed my mind because I loved how the simple puffed sleeves turned out. 

- Maria Heller