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Topic: tribal belly dancing belt for Halloween!  (Read 2079 times)
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« on: November 06, 2006 07:56:33 PM »

For halloween I wanted to be a bellydancer. I also wanted a belly dancing belt that was a bit more tribal style that I could wear to dance in in the future.
I knew i wanted the belt to curve to fit my hips and i knew i wanted it to be wide. I went out to target and found a fake leather belt that had the right curve to it to fit my hips. then i just decided on a width and made a belt out of black cotton and stiff interfacing. then i sewed on the ribbon that has the coins attatched. then, i cut out the blue and stitch-witchery-ed it on (its really slippery and hard to sew). then i hand sewed the two pieces of velvet ribbon onto the belt over the blue fabric (it helps teh blue stay in place, i don't trust stitch-witchery) then i cut out another strip of black out of felt in the right curve but thinner. the metal spots are meant for leather and have two prongs you bend over. the cowries i had to hand sew on. then, i took that piece and hand stitched it on (i was rushing, and whipstitched with invisible thread, gotta go back and fix that. to make the belt close, i covered the ends with ribbon and punched holes with a leather punch and set silver eyelets into the holes, then laced the belt up. my costume was a huge hit! here are pictures!
(ps, i also made the harem pants but they were an alteration on an already existing pattern and they aren't so interesting)
the ensemble:

close-up:

we're both bellydancers!
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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2006 08:22:05 PM »

YOU BOTH LOOK VERY CUTE . i LOVE THE coin trim ...  i just saw some at wal mart and thought what can I use that for ?... vrey cool idea !
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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2006 12:06:46 PM »

I'm so buying some of that trim just ahve to wait till payday! lol. Smiley
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