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« on: September 04, 2012 07:52:23 AM »

Last year I posted my http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=393627.msg4665496#msg4665496 here on Crafster. This year I've been equally creative and have come up with a costume centred around my pink coin-belt. The result is this combination of pink and orange. Every item except the belt are homemade, so that makes for skirt, bra, veil and necklace. 

The bra is covered in sequins in those same colors. The pattern is called Blue Fluted and is actually from a series of dinnerware by Royal Copenhagen that I am very fond of. It made sense to use the pattern in this way then. To underline it properly the details are outlined by a thin silk ribbon and cylinder beads. This was one of the most time consuming parts of this project, as well as one of the most tricky ones because of the hanging beads lining the frame.

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The skirt was easier. What I had already was the top pink layer as well as the orange one, so I merely made sure it was open all the way up and then added an extra pink layer underneath to make sure it had the desired length. Most of the first season of Jane By Design went into stitching on the detailing on the skirt Wink

Then came the necklace which is actually pretty simple. Three stands of beads with a large gold button at the middle and two silk ribbons to tie it up with.

And a last shot of everything together

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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2012 08:09:01 AM »

Whoa, give Bella a run for her money!

That RAKS, seriously. I love the color combo. What style dance do you do? I've been taking Egyptian cabaret for a couple of years now.

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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2012 08:37:07 AM »

Whoa, give Bella a run for her money!

That RAKS, seriously. I love the color combo. What style dance do you do? I've been taking Egyptian cabaret for a couple of years now.

My instructor never really labelled it any particular style, but from what I gather from google it sounds like ours might be Egyptian cabaret too Smiley 
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2012 08:07:23 PM »

Oh wow, beautiful job! the colors are so nice and  the beading is awesome.
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« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2012 11:09:10 AM »

So lovely.

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« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2013 09:05:00 AM »

Wow, awesome job! The embellishment must have taken ages! You look great in it too.

« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2013 02:23:29 PM »


I like that you put real, decorated straps on the bra. I don't mind elastic hidden in a casing, but it bugs me to see bras with decorated cups and the original lingerie straps & hardware  GOOD JOB
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2013 01:55:31 PM »

Wow! I really wish I had this kind of patience, I would love to make myself a full bellydancing costume. The best I have managed is a couple of bras to match the troupe skirts we had at university.

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