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blue_lalita
« on: December 12, 2010 11:36:52 AM »

I made this bra and belt set for my first solo performance at a hafla yesterday.  I started the belt several months ago with no real plan, but once I signed up for the hafla I buckled down and finished it.


The coins are actually silver, but the lighting in my living room makes them look more gold.


The belt.  This costume was really painful to make - I got spasms in my hand from twisting all of the jump rings on the belt, and the blunt end of the needle left a hole in my finger from sewing the coins on to the bra.


I bought these pendants at Michaels, and fancied them up with some nail polish (they were just silver), and added the longer set of bells and the bead.  There's one in the center of the bra, and four on the belt.


The back.  I made some costumes years ago that don't fit anymore because I gained weight, so I wanted to make both parts of this costume adjustable.  My dress form isn't sized right, and the belt fits much better on me.

I don't have any action pics because the pictures my husband took are all blurry. If I get some, I'll add one. 

Unfortunately part of the front chain on the belt broke right before I went on stage (which I didn't realize until after my performance), but oh well. I was able to fix it before my second performance, with my class. 

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2010 11:54:08 AM »

Ok, this totally rocks.  Looks fantastic, and what a lot of work.  I'm sure you looked great!
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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2010 12:49:49 PM »

What a lot of detailed work went into this!

You might want to use a little leather thimble next time to save your finger! ouch!

I have made belts before but with the coins sewn on...I can't believe you did all those jump rings!

I bet you looked beautiful and your performance was wonderful!  Thanks for sharing your dance outfit--it is very lovely!

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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2010 08:52:57 PM »

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You might want to use a little leather thimble next time to save your finger! ouch!

Thanks for the tip! I didn't actually know such a thing existed.  Roll Eyes I tried to use a regular thimble for awhile, but it was really awkward and I quickly gave it up.

And thanks for the compliments!
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