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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 Star Appliques

DIY Sparkly Star Appliques!

Welcome back to the Holiday DIY series!   In my last 2 posts, you saw how to make a sleeveless choli top with cute double bows and a super easy no-sew skirt for your holiday costume. But I mean, these are great all year around!   And today, I want to show you how to make these sparkly star appliques to add… 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 →

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 →

DIY Turkish Vest for belly dance - sew & no sew

DIY Turkish vest (sew & no-sew!) – Thrifty Belly ep 2

I like DIY’s using T-shirts.   They are easy and cheap to get, and because they are simple, you can do so much with them 😀   In the first episode of Thrifty Belly, we made an off-shoulder peasant crop top out of an old t-shirt. I paired the top with a DIY Turkish vest also made from a t-shirt.… Read more →