Tag: how to make a belly dance costume

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 Heart Applique tutorial - dance, wedding, decor

DIY Beaded Heart Applique – for dance costumes, wedding, & decor

  Valentine’s Day is coming up!   So today I want to share with you how I made this heart shaped beaded applique. It’s perfect for Valentine’s Day theme costume decorations or just make one as an accent piece like a hair accessory or Valentine’s Day decor or DIY gift. If you stick to neutral colours like I did here,… Read more →

Belly Dance Gaping Bra Cups 4 Fixes

4 Fixes for Gaping Bra Cups – Belly Dance Bra Alteration

  I wanted to start off the new year with the most common costuming problem that belly dancers have – gaping bra cups.   Our body goes through changes, but most belly dance bra cups are not so flexible. And most of them are heavily decorated, so cutting up the bra cups is too much work and you may wreck… Read more →

Sparkly Costume Showcase 2016

Christmas has passed, and it’s the end of the year.   How was your 2016?   My 2016 was lots of learning and meeting new people online and in person. I learned many little sewing techniques while making Sparkly Belly tutorials, and I also took a business program this year. I launched new ebook, Belly Dancer in Business, and new… Read more →

DIY 10 minute no sew ruffle skirt

DIY 10-minute ruffle skirt (Sew or no-sew!)

  This may be the easiest DIY I’ve done… 😉   In my last post, you saw how to make a sleeveless choli top that’s perfect for your holiday theme performance.   In this post – Holiday DIY series Pt 2 – I’ll show you how to make a SUPER EASY skirt with ruffles.   This is so easy that I’m… Read more →

belly dance costuming tips with Zahra Zuhair

Belly Dance Costuming Tips with Zahra Zuhair!

  I’m so excited to publish this post today, because…   I have one of my all time favourite belly dancers, Zahra Zuhair, on Sparkly Belly!!!   A couple of months ago, I stumbled upon her YouTube videos where she was talking about creating your own signature style of dancing, which was really, really good and helpful. So I immediately… Read more →

16 Ways to Wear a Reversible circle skirt

16 Ways to Wear a Reversible Circle Skirt

  Wouldn’t it be nice to get many looks out of 1 costume?   That would be so fun, and you could adjust your style depending on your choreography, audience and occasion.   Is that even possible?   Yes, it is! 😀   In this video, you’ll see how you can create 16 different looks using 1 reversible circle skirt.… Read more →