Tag: belly dance

Alia silver mermaid skirt

How to Make a Costume that Fits Without Advanced Sewing Skills

So this week, we’ve been on a big journey to figure out how to outfit you in a beautiful, perfectly-fitting costume…   …so that you’ll walk on a stage at that special show you are working towards… and feel, “I’ve arrived… now watch me!” 😀   We’ve seen that many people are afraid of costume making because they believe that… Read more →

Common traps when belly dance costume hunting

3 Common Traps to Avoid When Belly Dance Costume Hunting

As belly dancers, we all want to get up on stage in a perfectly-fitting costume that makes us feel, “I’ve arrived…. Now watch me!”   In my last post, we’ve seen that this is possible – you’ve heard about Sarah’s transformation from not being proud of her first costume to outfitting herself AND making costumes for other dancers who can’t… Read more →

Perky Ruffle mermaid skirt with Swirly Belt

How a belly dancer with bra size 34F dresses up herself for shows

In our belly dance world, we celebrate femininity 🙂   In classes, we talk about loving our curves and jiggly shimmies.   …and many of us learn to appreciate our bodies as they are through belly dancing.   Yet before shows and haflas, we almost always struggle to find bras that fit our bra sizes or skirts that don’t create… Read more →

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 protect your choreography online

How to protect your choreography online

  Welcome to the last post of Business of Belly Dance Series Part 2!   In my last post, I shared my tips on video making for dancers and focused on the technical aspect of video making like camera, lighting and your on-camera personality.   In today’s post, I want to talk about protecting your copyright and choreography online.  … 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 →

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 →