Blue Belly Dancing Costume Commission!!

Hello everyone! Sorry I haven’t posted in over a week, I have had more people needing alterations than ever before! I haven’t made anything for myself or my boyfriend recently, but here is a commission I made for my friend Kristen!

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We got this really pretty blue chiffon from, the trim and fringe we bought off of I really wish that we had somewhere in this town to buy fabric, but sadly I currently live in the middle of nowhere.

We used these two patterns and combined them into one outfit. We used the skirt A and belt B from the first pattern, and we used the second pattern for top A.

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I was really excited because my sewing labels came in on time with this costume! I cannot wait until my business really takes off. I have been really excelling in my small business management class, I’m even contemplating about going and getting my master in business administration focusing in management because of it. I can’t wait to put all of my ideas into a reality!!

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Below is the top of this garment. I had some problems with the sleeves, I have found that sleeves are now my weak point because I have been focusing on other weak areas to make them stronger. Now, sadly, I need to work on sleeves. BUT, other than that, this top is really cute!

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Below is the skirt, it really was a simple thing to make. Just an elastic waist band and a slit in one side.

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Finally we have the belt. Kristen had bought her own coin belt, so this one will just go over that one. This belt required a lot of hand-sewing. We bought flower trim, which I cut out all the flowers and put them into a cute little pattern. Then I took extra sequins off of the trim and stitched them in the center of the newly-made flower appliques. The beaded fringe was easy to put on as well, you just needed to make sure that the beads didn’t get caught in the zipper foot.

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I will post an update with Kristen in her full costume this next week!

Have you ever belly danced?

What is your favorite thing to hand-sew?



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