Hello! thanks for dropping by. I'm a (happily) retired belly dancer that is now happily making costumes for other belly dancers. I've spent many years in the stage lights and now my big satisfaction comes from seeing other dancers looking (and feeling!) glamorous in one of my costume creations. I really feel that the experience of having been a dancer has helped me design and make costumes that fit well, move beautifully, and stay on.
I've been to Turkey a number of times to study the art and culture and I really love it there. A lot (nearly all) of my paillettes and sequins are purchased there. As a result, I am able to make very unique costumes with unusual colors. Sometimes I just sit in my sewing area with piles of bags of beads and sequins and put them together in various combinations to see which ones will subtly compliment each other, and which ones are really going to "pop" under lights...
- Joined July 18, 2009