Category: DIY Belly Dance Costume Blog

Time Lapse 2 - Hourglass Belly Dance Dress

Time Lapse: Hourglass Belly Dance Dress Making

  This dress project was born inside of my head about a year ago.   On Sparkly Belly’s Facebook group, one image of a belly dance dress was shared, and many people were liking it.   When I see a popular style, I have to re-create it! 😀   So here’s what happened:     Learn how to make this… Read more →

how to avoid sore fingers while hand sewing

How to avoid sore fingers while hand sewing costumes

One of my least favourite things about costume making is getting sore fingers 🙁   So I use my sewing machine for most part, but I usually do these things by hand: Attaching straps to bra cups – because feeding bra cups through a sewing machine can be tricky. Securing fabric to cover bras – because I don’t want stitches… Read more →

The Bellydance Bundle Review

The Bellydance Bundle Review!

  Finally! The Bellydance Bundle is on sale NOW!   Click here to buy the Bellydance Bundle! (available until Oct 8, 2017)   I’ve been talking about this project for a while now, and I’m really excited that it’s finally LIVE. 😀   It’s a brilliant opportunity for you to check out 21 of the best online belly dance resources… Read more →

Swirly Belt Showcase - sparkly belly

Look at these sparkly swirly creations!

  Can I brag for a moment? 😉   One of my absolute favourite moments of running Sparkly Belly is when I see costumes that everyone created based on my tutorials and courses.   When people share their photos with me via email or in Sparkly Belly’s FB group, they totally make my day! After running this website for almost… Read more →

DIY Fringe Hip Scarf bellydance

DIY Fringe Hip Scarf for Belly Dance

  As a belly dancer, you can’t have enough hip scarves. They are great for practice and of course for easy costuming!   So today I want to go back to basics and create this cute and simple fringe hip scarf. Let’s get started! 😀     Click here to sign up for my FREE email course Belly Dance Costume… Read more →

How to find time for sewing

A simple technique to find time for sewing (or anything!)

  One of the most common costume making problems I hear from Sparkly Belly readers is actually not related to costume making at all. It’s about finding time to sew.   When I share my costume tutorials, I often get comments like, “I love this! But first I have to find time to sew….” The other day, I saw a… Read more →

DIY Lace side panel mermaid skirt color block BDCW hack

DIY Lace Side Panel Mermaid Skirt (BDCW hack part 2)

  In my last post, we made a beautiful and classy DIY lace belly drape for your belly dance bra.   And in this post, we’ll create this matching colour block mermaid skirt skirt by hacking my favourite mermaid skirt pattern! Let’s get started!     Make your own Goddess Skirt pattern in my Belly Dance Costume Workshop (Enrolment is… Read more →

DIY Belly Drape for belly dance bra BDCW hack

DIY Belly Drape for belly dance bra (BDCW hack part 1)

  Earlier this year, I shared my Plus Size Belly Dance Costuming Guide which became a very popular post on Sparkly Belly. 🙂   One of the tips I included there was what I call the “Belly Drape” – It’s a design created with fabric that drapes from the bra and provides light coverage over the top of your torso. It’s… Read more →