ZambakDesigns

Belly Dance Costumes, Rennaisance and Tribal Costumes

Minneapolis, Minnesota · 144 Sales

ZambakDesigns

Belly Dance Costumes, Rennaisance and Tribal Costumes

Minneapolis, Minnesota 144 Sales On Etsy since 2009

4.5 out of 5 stars
(54)

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Nancy

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Announcement   Hello Dancers! Whoa! looks like I'd better get moving and create some more Turkish vests. They've been going pretty fast recently. I've been concentrating on making a new sparkly belly dance costume that has the most beautiful plum purple sequins ever! I'm going to put it down for a bit though and create some fabulous new Turkish style underbust vests. Check back real soon because I've got new fabric, some fresh ideas and they're gonna sell fast!

I've got costumes suitable for the student as well as the seasoned performer here in the shop. Check out the circle skirts, harem pants, and other belly dance costume apparel!

Lace harem pants, velvet harem pants and harem pants with rhinestones, click on the link and take a look at what's available now in the shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ZambakDesigns?section_id=6928119 .

Check out the belly dance vests. They've been pretty popular. They could be used as a part of a Tribal dance costume, a Gypsy costume or would be excellent at Ren Faire too. Take a look: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ZambakDesigns?section_id=8034345 I'm going to be restyling some of the patterns too, so keep an eye out for some cool new looks.

If you are shopping for yourself or someone else, you can be sure of the quality workmanship of ZambakDesigns' dance wear. For answers to any questions you may have about the fabric, materials used, or shipping and business stuff, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Thanks for visiting the shop.
Sincerely,
~Nancy

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 21, 2017

Hello Dancers! Whoa! looks like I'd better get moving and create some more Turkish vests. They've been going pretty fast recently. I've been concentrating on making a new sparkly belly dance costume that has the most beautiful plum purple sequins ever! I'm going to put it down for a bit though and create some fabulous new Turkish style underbust vests. Check back real soon because I've got new fabric, some fresh ideas and they're gonna sell fast!

I've got costumes suitable for the student as well as the seasoned performer here in the shop. Check out the circle skirts, harem pants, and other belly dance costume apparel!

Lace harem pants, velvet harem pants and harem pants with rhinestones, click on the link and take a look at what's available now in the shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ZambakDesigns?section_id=6928119 .

Check out the belly dance vests. They've been pretty popular. They could be used as a part of a Tribal dance costume, a Gypsy costume or would be excellent at Ren Faire too. Take a look: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ZambakDesigns?section_id=8034345 I'm going to be restyling some of the patterns too, so keep an eye out for some cool new looks.

If you are shopping for yourself or someone else, you can be sure of the quality workmanship of ZambakDesigns' dance wear. For answers to any questions you may have about the fabric, materials used, or shipping and business stuff, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Thanks for visiting the shop.
Sincerely,
~Nancy

Nancy

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Nancy

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Average item review
4.5 out of 5 stars
(54)
cdabernathy2016

cdabernathy2016 on Mar 14, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Please excuse the poor quality mirror picture, but it is all that i can manage at the moment. Yall, im in LOVE. Due to me taking improper measurements before I ordered, it was a hair too big for me- nothing that adding an extra hook or fashion tape couldn't fix! I'm blown away with how quickly it arrived and how BEAUTIFUL my outfit is. I especially love the fit of the top- I'm a larger chested person and was worried about "spilling" out- but this bra offers full coverage and support, helping to quiet whatever insecurities that I might have. Definitely give this shop a try, the prices are extremely fair and the quality is incredible- you won't be sorry!

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About

From Me to You

ZambakDesigns started from costume making materials that were left over from my 22 years as a belly dance performer, teacher, and folk dance troupe director. It might seem odd, but I found that I really missed sitting up until the early morning hours listening to Turkish music and doing beadwork. So...I continue to do it.

For a while I was just using the stuff that I had in the sewing room. As costumes started selling, I had the fun of actually searching out fabrics, selecting colors of rhinestones and beads, and heading to the "Curiosity Shops" for things like buttons and vintage jewelry.

Some of the most interesting costumes I've seen come from the dancers themselves. The creative way that they can fashion a look that is completely their own is a constant source of inspiration to me.

One of the nice things about belly dance is it is such an individual expression of femininity. My mission is to create and offer dance-wear that is unique, classy and will stand up to the wear that dedicated dancers demand of their costumes.

I've been sewing for about 40 years and have worked for other costume shops making things such as professional cheer team costumes (Vikings, Panthers, Dolphins), and precision skate team costumes for their competitions. I'm still learning too.

I'm also influenced by the elegant feminine Western fashions of the early 20th century, and I will be forever changed by my travels overseas. The effect of these interests and experiences will continue to be evident in the costumes offered by ZambakDesigns.

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    Other than making costumes, I love learning languages, and I spend a fair amount of time reading.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 31, 2016
Hello. Thank you for dropping in my shop. I offer unique, hand crafted belly dance costumes. Many are made from unusual fabrics and most are one-of-a-kind.

The beadwork is all hand worked using sturdy button and carpet thread. I believe in making costumes that will stand up to the use that dancers expect of them.

I hope you find just the right thing to make your look your own. If not this time, then please stop back again soon. The inventory is always changing.

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Payment
I accept payment via Paypal, or you can do direct checkout with a credit card if you like. I accept gift cards too. If you have your heart set on something and need to spread the payments out a bit, just contact me and we'll try and arrange something.

If you find that you need to cancel your order, please contact me right away. You will not be able to cancel after I have shipped the item. It's then considered a return and you will be responsible for return shipping.
Shipping
I ship Priority Mail via the U.S. Postal Service. I ship your items within 3 days of receiving your order. If you need something sent sooner, let me know so I can expedite the shipping. On the rare occasion that I am not able to send your order within the 3 days, I'll email you right away to let you know when you can expect your order. I'm in the process of changing all my listings over to the calculated shipping system so you should be able to type in your zip code and see what your shipping cost will be.

For international orders, I ship First Class International. It's a little bit less expensive than Priority International. Also, please be aware that their may be a customs or VAT in your country. Customs charges, and any applicable taxes or fees are the responsibility of the buyer.

Orders over $100.00 are insured.
Refunds and Exchanges
I try to make all of my designs so they can be easily altered to fit most sizes. However, that may not be possible in all circumstances. Your satisfaction with your purchase is very important to me. If the item that you purchased is unsatisfactory (doesn't fit, wrong color, etc.) you may return the UNALTERED garment for a full refund.

Full refunds will only be given on UNALTERED, unworn garments. If you need to return the garment, contact me right away. Returns need to be made within 7 days of the receipt of the shipment, and I'll need to receive the garment back before I can issue a refund. Garments that have been worn, damaged, altered (by me, you, or by a third party), or soiled will not receive a refund. Buyer is responsible for return shipping.

Buyers in the European Union may return an item within 14 days of receiving it. The buyer is responsible for the return shipping costs.
Additional policies and FAQs
I know how important color is when choosing a costume piece. I try very hard to show the exact color of an item in the fotographs. I take advantage of natural light whenever possible.

I also know that all computer moniters are different, and each will show color a little bit differently. If you have questions about an item, or would like further clarification about color, construction, or materials used, please don't hesitate to ask. I'm glad to serve you.