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« on: June 09, 2005 01:28:55 PM »

a friend was inquiring about this.... any thoughts on making something perty?
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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2005 01:35:11 PM »

Hi,

The bottoms would be more skirt-like.  You might like this site:

http://www.shira.net/askcg.htm#About

it's Eastern Dance specific.   Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2005 01:45:30 PM »

I recently took a bellydancing course, and the instructor always wore scarves and shawls around her hips.  Maybe you could make yourself a crocheted hip scarf?  This is a cute pattern - you could crochet beads into it, or put on a coin edging (which I recently discovered at Walmart) so it jingles while you dance.  http://mlminspirations.com/patterns/flamenco/
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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2005 03:32:12 PM »

have you seen this site? http://joyfuldancer.home.comcast.net/writing/crochetgallery.htm

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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2005 05:08:12 PM »

wicked thats everyone... im super excited.... now i just need some free time to make something
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« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2005 05:53:39 PM »

I think I've seen bags of jingly costume "coins" for sale on eBay, if you want to decorate your crocheted hip belt and/or bra top. Beaded crochet might be a way to go too, as a way to give the pieces some sparkle.  I think you could just string small beads on normal shawl patterns for a hip scarf and on bikini top patterns.

I don't know if you're making the costume for kicks or dancing (or both), but I don't think a crocheted top would be too steady or supportive if you were dancing.  There are lots of tips for making bra tops from actual bras, though.  Here are two that looked good:

http://www.kawakib.com/page-16.html
http://www.shanmonster.com/belly/costuming/bra.html

I haven't tried these patterns myself, but I found myself wondering if the techniques they were talking about wouldn't be good for general costume creation (all you Halloween Wonder Women and Xenas take note!).


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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2007 03:52:17 PM »

You need a hip belt of some sort. What style are you doing?
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