Costuming DIY

Mixing Faux and Modern Assiut

June 11, 2018

Swirl is my informal performance group composed of my proteges and myself.  For our spring performance at HaflAdira in Willow Glen, CA, we put together a set of coordinating costumes using a combination of existing costume pieces, faux assiut, and modern assiut.  Here’s how these costumes came together. Pulling From the Closet Before we started […]

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120 Years of Belly Dance Costume

June 8, 2018

Mahin and One World Dance & Music Studio Present 120 Years of Belly Dance Costume Design Digital workshop with Dawn Devine ~ Davina SATURDAY, JULY 14th  2:00 PM PST Early Registration for Online or In-Studio Viewing: $15   After July 1st: $20 Reserve your ticket today! 120 Years of Belly Dance Costume Design is one of […]

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New supplies list page

April 9, 2018
Various Pins stored in recycled mint tins.

2018 is turning out to be a big busy year!  We’re three months into the year, with only eight more to go. Every three months, I take a little extra time to go over my notes for few months. Now, at the start of the second quarter of the year, I’m pausing to conduct my […]

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Sewing Machine for My Mum

March 7, 2018

Last week I traveled to sunny San Diego to spend some quality time with my mum.  We had a big trip planned that included taking a hop-on-hop-off trolly, trips to the beach, a visit to Los Angeles, and much more!  However, I came down with a pretty miserable cold!  So as we lounged in front […]

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February 2018: Winter Catch Up, New Products & Bonus Cats

February 23, 2018

BOY! This winter has been a rough one!  Although I started the year healthy and raring to go,  I’ve been battling a string of colds and bronchitis.  When your health is poor, it’s exceedingly difficult to stay focused and be productive.  However, even though I was under the weather, here is a run-down of some […]

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