I love the costumes in this clip from Shushanna's site, not to mention the dancing and the music. What is the music, by the way?
YouTube - Shushanna and Sean at Rakkasah East 2009
Thanks for sharing! I am looking forward to see the finished result, I bet it will be amazing! I really like that shade of gold btw.Actually, that's the one I'm working on right now. I'm just about done the beading on the belt, but have a whole lot of fringe to make. It will probably take me another week or so. Here's a picture from about a week back on my progress.
Inside that oval in the center are now two more jewel spirals coming off of each side towards the middle.
The Beading page is right here. Shushanna Designs: BeadingAre you planning to do a beading page at any stage?
Thankyou! That's made all this beading make a lot more sense in my mind.
I'm afraid I don't. One thing I have done is taken all the sequins off of something, flipped them over, and reattached them. The side facing the fabric usually is less worn than the outside. But I was making alterations to the costume already, basically replacing entire bra cups so it wasn't any extra work. I don't know that this is a realistic solution if all the sequins on all your costumes are a problem.Shushanna, do you have tips for sequins? How do you make sure they don''t loose their color? I either have the issue where the color peels off (in that case the color is a layer on the sequin) or that it wears off. It tends to happen quite quickly, no matter what sequins I use. Only the irridecent ones don't seem to do that.
Thank you.lulusabooboo, here is a link: 25 yard skirt pattern - Belly Dance Costuming - tribe.net
If you hunt around for fabric you can sometimes find very cheap material like panne velvet for $5 a meter (not sure about the prices in other countries). Since you can get more panels out of a meter it ends up not to badly with the costs. Although some sellers have very reasonable prices for their skirts.
This is what I call a tiered skirt, which is one of the pages coming soon. The directions on the other site are just fine. Mine will help you calculate the width and length of your panels based on the number of tiers, desired fullness, and skirt length.My favorite is the beading section.
Thank you for putting time into this. It is really helpful.
Do you know how to make 25 yard skirts? I can never find patterns for them. They are super expensive too. Not sure if it would make a difference with the price. Worth a shot.
This is awesome! Thanks. =D I will keep an eye out for it. :dance:This is what I call a tiered skirt, which is one of the pages coming soon. The directions on the other site are just fine. Mine will help you calculate the width and length of your panels based on the number of tiers, desired fullness, and skirt length.
That could definite could get it's own page. A lot of the time they use mesh in black or tan to keep the fabric around the cut out fitted to the skin, sewn onto the inside edges of the hole. Another option could be to use a rigid frame, like a plastic circle.Is there going to be a section on how to make cut-outs? That would be very useful, I have only seen pictures of costumes halfway with cut-outs but not how it is actually done so they cut-outs don't stretch out.