Tag Archives: costume

practical

… is about the last word I’d use to describe this project. So it’s obvious that I won’t be wearing this to work or to lounge around at home. As dance costume, it’s automatically “special occasion wear”. With an ordinary … Continue reading

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dance costume in action

Here are some photos from a performance in February so you can see what  it looks like when the pieces come together. The textiles I’m wearing here: black base turban – made (well, hemmed) ikat accent scarf – bought coin … Continue reading

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dance performance

So here we all are in our Day of the Dead outfits (first mentioned here). Everyone made their own flower belts and headpieces, although the folks wearing turbans (myself included) just had to tuck or pin flowers to the turban … Continue reading

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a look and a find

Saturday night was the dance performance for which I made that flowery belt. The theme for our piece was the Day of the Dead, hence skulls and flowers. Apparently, it was a little freaky from the audience’s perspective. It was … Continue reading

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costume belt

We’ve got a dance performance coming up at the end of November, which requires a bit of new costuming. I’m used to collecting jewelry or slowly (ever so slowly) making garments, which results in a look that gradually evolves from … Continue reading

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gold silk pantaloons

I got something finished, woo! The colour and texture of this fabric makes me think of flattened Ferrero Rocher wrappers. These pantaloons are for tribal bellydance. We generally wear ‘loons under skirts, but I’m not sure I want to hide … Continue reading

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a little history: medieval clothing

As I mentioned previously, much of the sewing I have done up to this point has been medieval. Please note that medieval doesn’t necessarily mean complicated – this ain’t no Tudor or Elizabethan wardrobe. This is a Norse (a.k.a. “Viking”) … Continue reading

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