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Shopping for Assiut – On A Budget!

June 25, 2022

I recently got a message from a dancer/costumer who was bummed that they couldn’t afford assiut fabric!  The request: My top tips for purchasing assiut, but on a budget! The hard truth is that times are tough and inflation is hitting us all hard. Gas is expensive, and shipping costs have skyrocketed. Here are a […]

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The “Belly Dance Wardrobe Pie Chart”

May 12, 2022

This month I’ll be sharing practical tips for building, editing, or revamping your belly dance wardrobe.  During this hour-long slide presentation, I’ll be sharing professional-grade wardrobe planning strategies taken from the world of fashion. Thinking strategically about your complete dance wardrobe will help you effectively craft your dance image, cover all of your event and […]

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Bra-LaPalooza 2022: 5 Piece Red Assiut Ensemble – Part 1

May 5, 2022

Bra-LaPalooza Week One: Red 5-Piece Assiut Ensemble First up on the docket for Bra-LaPalooza is a 5-piece red assiut ensemble for San Francisco/Bay Area belly dancer Adriana. This head-to-toe look includes an assiut cropped top, assiut panel skirt, skirt topper, and a bra and belt set. Re-Using a Beloved Assiut Robe Adriana brought a much-loved […]

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Bra-LaPalooza 2022 – Starting Today!

May 2, 2022

Hello Gang!  Spring is here and it’s time to make some belly dance costumes! Welcome to my annual festival of costume making called “Bra-LaPalooza.” Ever since 2013, I’ve used that name for my annual spring costume build session.  This year, as I work on the next book, “Belly Dance Costume in Detail” using assiut, I’m […]

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Shalimar’s Pink Rhinestone Costume in Action

April 25, 2022

  Shalimar’s Rhinestone Costume One of my long-time costuming clients, the glamorous and elegant Shalimar, has recently begun building her social media presence. She’s started a new website and brand new YouTube Channel. The videos on her new YouTube channel give me a wonderful opportunity to share some of my work in motion.  I was […]

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