Tag: costume

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 →

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 →

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 →