Star Bright rhinestones review for dance costume making

High Quality & More Affordable!? Star Bright Rhinestones Review

  A few months ago I did a review on Swarovski’s shimmer effect rhinestone series, which was initially introduced to me by Alisa at Har-Man Importing.   And last month, she sent me another new line of rhinestones, called Star Bright. Thanks, Alisa!     Sign up for the free course & start making costumes!   Star Bright is an… Read more →

3 Tricks for sewing stretch fabrics and avoiding uneven skirt hem

3 tricks for sewing stretch fabrics (& avoiding uneven skirt hem!)

Want to make this lovely grey skirt? Learn here!   For making dance costumes, stretch fabric is essential – it helps us create fitted costumes and gives the flexibility we need for when we move around and dance in it. 🙂   So I have a lot of tutorials where you use stretch fabrics – like this mermaid skirt, Goddess… Read more →

DIY Dancer Shorts

DIY Dancer Shorts

  Since I launched my latest costume making course, Aurora Convertible Skirt Premium Course, I received questions about what to wear under this type of skirt that has cutouts.   Click the image to check out how to make this skirt!   Generally, you can either wear nude colour underwear that doesn’t show, or some dancers wear boy shorts in… Read more →

3 sewing tools that make costume making easier and faster

3 sewing tools that make costume making faster & more fun!

  Some tools can make a world of difference 🙂   Today I want to share with you 3 of my favourite sewing tools that made a world of difference to my costume making. After I met these tools, costume making has become easier, faster and more fun! 😀   If you are looking to upgrade your sewing tools, I highly recommend… Read more →

Decorate on Stretch Waistband

How to Decorate on Stretch Waistband / Stretch Fabric

  I like belly dance costumes that have decorations sewn onto the skirt. 🙂   For this type of skirt, you don’t have to wear a separate belt, which can be more comfortable for some of you. At least for me – less opportunity for costume malfunction 😉   But how do you sew decorations to the stretch waistband of… Read more →

How to make naked costumes cutouts

How to Make “Naked” Costumes

  I’m not a big fan of belly dance costumes that are any more naked than they already are, but sometimes that “naked” design details on costumes can be visually interesting and also create beautiful lines.   And when I say “naked”, I mean those cut outs that show your skin or details that mimic the colour of your skin.… Read more →

DIY beaded paisley applique for belly dance costumes

DIY Beaded Paisley Applique

  In my last video, you saw how to make a heart shaped beaded applique.   And this week I want to share with you this paisley beaded applique. I love paisley designs, and they look great on costumes in every colour. Let’s get started!     Download the free paisley patterns here!   To make these paisley appliques, you… Read more →