Tag: bellydancing

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 →

Caftan open front cover-up with pockets DIY

DIY Caftan style Open Front Cover-Up (with pockets!)

  As a belly dancer, it’s important to wear a cover-up before and after performance so you make a great impact when you’re in your magical costume on stage. 🙂   I did a Caftan inspired cover-up tutorial a while ago, but I wanted to make one that opens in the front. It makes more sense especially when you are… 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 →