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A Bit of Belly Anyone? - Part 1

Just a quick post about my latest commission...

...belly dancing costume.

This is a work-in-progress, and the design is a collaboration of sorts between the instructor and myself. The above picture is the prototype I came up, sans embellishments at this point, and there are 5 more of the same to make.

The first layer is a fuchsia chiffon with silver sparkles, laid over a tan satiny jersey underskirt. There are 6 panels to the overskirt, which are attached to a gathered sash around the hips.

A ready-made bra was covered with the fuchsia chiffon and then an additional gathered panel layered across the top half of the cups.

These are the embellishments to be applied at various points on the costume. I'm still in the midst of completing them all so there are no 'after' shots as yet. Will update with details soon :)


  1. Very nice. Glad to find your blog.

  2. Bleddi - how did I miss this post? I just found it! Not crazy about pink but I LOVE this outfit! Thought at first that you made your own bra too! Mum made bikinis way back in the old days - amazing. I want this outfit! But where I would wear it I dunno. Got lots of belly after 3 kids so maybe I CAN sigh up for belly dancing lessons sometime. Sell them in your etsy shop, J! You always get the funnest commissions!

    P.S. Of course I want the journal! Only tried to exempt myself because must act khek-ki, mah.



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