Caroline on Jul 17, 2016
Amazing, It feels so gentle and is great for any dance wear, goes with everything. Stretchy as well!
Shari LeMonnier on Jul 1, 2016
Love my top! It's cozy and fits great! Thank you :)
Noelle Peregrino on Jun 25, 2016
I spent so long trying to find a seller who could capture the vision I had in mind and Allison doesn't disappoint. She has an eye for detail as well as the talent to make a request come to life. I was blown away with the quality of my item. It was top-tier craftsmanship and oh so beautiful. She is an amazing person to work with. There was a spot during her crafting time that I had an emergency expense and told her that I was concerned that I wouldn't have the money to fully pay for her item. I even told her I would understand it if she put the item up for sale when it was completed because I felt guilty for taking her time, but she put it aside and told me to let her know when I could pay again and she would continue. Allison awesome. Thank you for bringing my vision to life. I look forward to our next transaction.
Dance Every Step of The Way
When many things in my life began to disintegrate and fall apart, I made a decision - or rather I sent out a very strong desire into the universe - that I wanted my life to become surrounded by, steeped in, determined by dance.
Dance being my absolutely favourite thing to do.
So slowly, whilst still designing and wholesaling women's fashion, I began to make a few costume pieces, as I couldn't find much I would wear myself amongst the belly dance designs I saw around (this was before I discovered Etsy, obviously!)
I had had a wholesale business for 10 years and eventually a boutique here in Bali. What a struggle... The endless demand for faster, cheaper, better. But faster and cheaper does not a better item make...
I have always loved to dance, but it was more of a dance floor "get yo' groove on" thing rather than anything structured UNTIL that beautiful, unknown belly dancer in a dreary tourist show in Turkey. After the handkerchief wavers had finally left the stage, she suddenly appeared from the shadows, voluptuous, shimmering - and shimmying! My jaw hit the floor. I want to be able to do THAT.
That was it! I had never seen someone express the music so accurately, beautifully, femininely...
Until I discovered the grace and beauty of Classical Indian Odissi Dance and the divine inspiration embodied in my Guru Colleena Shakti. Now my heart has been broken open by Odissi and I will truly never be the same again. Sounds a bit pretentious I know - but it's true!
Designing costumes is a way to be constantly immersed in the element of dance. I get to indulge my inner princess and play with sparkly pretties, I am developing a world wide network of dance sisters and I have the perfect excuse to have the music loud because it's all about the music!
So I am pursuing a dance based life - making costumes, teaching a little and organising dance retreats. Everything is still budding and blossoming, and I'm not quite there yet but I guess it's all about the journey isn't it, and I will dance every step of the way.
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator
I love Tea, Belly Dancing, Classical Indian Odissi Dance, and mixing old, tarnished & new sparkly things into fabulous costumes. While drinking tea. And dancing.
Beading, Shipping - My All Round Assistant!
A small home industry with 5 sewing machines.
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Items on sale
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
- For legal reasons (like paying taxes)
Frequently asked questions
Measurements CM or INCHES:
UPPER HIP - where you like your skirt or belt to sit – will you be wearing the belt over a skirt and pantaloons? Then you’ll need a few extra cm - maybe measure on top of clothes.
LOWER HIP - fullest part of your booty
BRA SIZE - as you would buy in the shops
UNDERBUST - underneath your breasts, all the way around.
FULLEST PART OF THE BUST - around your breasts, all the way around.
SKIRT LENGTH - to the ankle / floor - please specify. You can also measure your favourite skirt.
UPPER ARM CIRCUMFERENCE.
Please take into account your average size, whether you have gained / lost weight recently.
there may be an extra charge of $10 to $25 per piece for plus sizes.
Yes! I happily accept wholesale orders. Please message me with your requirements.