Recent content by lilya

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    Making a Mermaid skirt...

    Seconding Tourbeau's recommendation: I used this tutorial recently to make a 3-panel version, which somehow worked better than 5 panels for the amount of fabric I had. I'm fairly new to sewing, especially bottoms, but I had the panels cut and baste stitched together in about 3 hours. I still...
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    Thought Provoking Belly Dance Costumes: the good, the bad and the hideous

    Wondering if it could stilt... um, still work in a similar setting. (source)
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    Ironing a silk veil

    Apologies if this has been posted before - I think I remember seeing a thread, but I forgot to save it and I cannot find it anymore searching by "iron silk". I've managed to get away without ironing my silk veils so far (only performed with one once and it was new, no folds/wrinkles from...
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    Thought Provoking Belly Dance Costumes: the good, the bad and the hideous

    I'm liking the same gorgeous green ones! Also almost loving the cooler green one (maybe if the snake on the bra was a little smaller) and the bright baby blue (?) shade, although I'm not sure how I feel about the dress itself. I wonder how it would have looked if that curved line was spiraling...
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    Stuck on hip slide technique

    I've searched the forum a couple of times trying to see if this particular issue was discussed before but I haven't found anything specific for very basics of the hip slide. (I am linking below a few things I did find very helpful; apologies if I've missed an earlier topic...) I hadn't noticed...
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    Raqs Al-Masriya - An Internet Belly Dance Choreography and Dance Challenge

    As far as I can tell, this website is new (the idea is also new to me, but that does not say much :)): http://www.raqsalmasriya.com/ The signature mentions "sponsored by the Sausan Academy" (I saw posts from sausanacademy on the forum, too, up until last year); from the "About" page: The...
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    Is there a user setting where I can increase the time until automatic logout?

    I was just wondering if there's some way for the user to set the time until the forum logs me out automatically? (It may just do that before I finish writing this message, sometimes it seems like it's set for 15-20 minutes, but I may be wrong - I'm a slow writer.) I couldn't find something to...
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    "Wobbly" knee - loose ligaments

    My left (non-dominant) knee has decided to let me know that my gait (most likely) is not ideal. I've tried to protect my knees as much as I could, and generally avoid any high-impact activity. However, according to the physician, there's excessive laxity in the ligaments of the left knee...
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    Hello! Perpetual beginner from Canada

    Hi, I'm new to the forum... and it often feels like I'm quite new to bellydance, too. I started taking classes about four years ago - I had never danced before and I remember that it took me a few weeks to understand what the concept of shifting the weight was about... :) I kept taking one or...
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