Those are gorgeous! I love the pumpkin color. (at least I think it's a pumpkin color.)Yes that's a nice one! I have two from the same site that I really like. The second one I have seen in red and it's gorgeous. It has a choli-like top to go over/around the bra. Sooo pretty!
The first one I don't think the photo does it justice.
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I found this when I went to Rahana's site to look at Kayshier's dream costume. I love coins.
I love everything about this dress except the color.
If this were in an emerald green, a rust, a dark copper color or a dark burgundy..... :yay:
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Hmmm. Pretty color and it looked very nice when she was relatively still, but as she danced it began to look like she had one boob in a sling which didn't offer much support. Every time she bounced, I winced.
By the way, this is not to trash your opinion, Kayshier! I agree it is elegant and has excellent possibilities, but it needs some foundational tweaking.
I found this costume I really liked but the colour is just horrible!!
I do really like the skirt though.
The photos don't do them justice. The skirt is asymmetric with pointed ends on the sides and front with decorated leggings, which you can't really see.
Hand beaded gorgeous.
That's a very cool concept with all the geometric theme going on. I like the way the diamond shaped cut outs mirror what is going on in the fabric. What color beads did you use? In the photo it looks a bit golden, but that could be the flash.
And how do you do that much fringe in a couple of days? You must be a beading madwoman, A'isha.
Beading it actually took about a week. The beads are sort of clunky and bigger than I usually use, but they did what I wanted them to do. I think, if I remember right, I mixed either gold and white or gold and silver. Marya has the costume so I am not sure now.
Usually for a fully beaded costume with lots of hand beaded appliques, I can expect to work on it for 6-7 weeks if I really get on it.