1216 June Drive
Decatur, GA 30035
1:00 p.m. Sunday, March 2, 2014
Don’t have the funds to buy that $300 - $800 dollar costume?Want to know how to build a costume for just the cost of materials??Then this workshop is for you! Come and let Mina show you how to make a creation your going to be proud of!-No sewing experience required-
Anyone can do thisNO matter what style or genre you perform, from classical Egyptian to Fusion to Burlesque, a bra and belt is the foundation of what you are performing in. You might dress it up or down depending on what you want to create to your audience, but all and all, it always starts with the foundation of a simple bra and belt. When: Mar 2, 2014 - April 6, 2014(make up sessions for those attending TC)
Time: 1pm - 2:30pm Location: Dalloua Dance Company Studio - 1216 June Drive, Decatur GA 30035 (subject to change depending on intereste and if a bigger space is needed)
In this series you will learn how to:Convert a bra from a piece of lingerie into a fully functional costume piece.Make straps that support you and the look that you are trying to create.Make a belt that will fit your shape and body.Learn time saving tips to help you with any sewing projects.Attach beading, fringe, take apart necklaces or other pieces to help make that signature creation you want.At the end of the series, you will haveA bra that will fit you and your personality.A belt pattern that you will be able to use again and again.A belt that you will have created that you love.The fundamentals to be able to create your own bra and belt anytime you want to.The foundation of a wonderful costume!Supplies ALL need to bring:Hard-cup (molded foam or other stiff material NO WATER BRAS!) bra that fits you (cups only…we’re cutting off the straps and band and making real ones.) If you’re large-chested and need to reinforce the bra cups, also bring a package of nylon boning (available at fabric stores)Small sharp needle, hand quilting thread in correct color (or as close as you can get)Heavy duty sewing needles, a beading needle (if your going to do beading) and a thimble.Thread that matchesFray Check
ScissorsBelly Dancers, also bring:Heavy-duty fabric for a belt base.1 - 2 yards of fabric in your preferred color.IF You are going to COVER the WHOLE thing with beads, so don’t stress over finding a fancy fabric…just get a close-match in color. A light weight cotton is fine.IF you plan to do only a little beading, then you’ll want a fancier fabric. Crushed penne velvet works nicely (the stretchy kind)1 - 2 yards of felt (any color…this won’t show)…or an old sweatshirt will work, too.Supplies ALL might want to bring:Embellishments – This can be beaded fringe, metal pieces, anything that will work for the look you are going for.Beads – if you need this for your look.Rhinestones or other embelishments you'd want to use.
If you want to be EXTREMELY sparkly and use this costume for more of a professional level performances…grab a package or two (or more) of Swarovski crystals (the clear AB ones are my favorites) If they are the glue on kind (instead of the sew-ons) you’ll also need some Gem-Tac glue or glitter puff paint (the kind you put on shirts/fabric. Notes for everyone!One color works great. Two colors is okay if they are strongly contrasting with bold designs. Silver and black are great/silver and gold…not so much.If you want to do the quicker version of beading, bring some sequin appliqués – there are tons for cheap on ebay or at Gail K Fabric in Atlanta.As a general note: 6 or 8 smaller appliqués work better than one or two big ones because we’ll be fitting them on a curved belt
You can find many of these supplies at JoAnn’s, Michael’s, Handcock Fabrics, Hobby Lobby and some Walmarts.
As a special note: IF you are not comfortable gathering the items you need for the workshop series, contact Mina and she will discuss with you how she can get the items for you for a fee.
Burlesque inspiration by FloFoxWorthy Designs - http://flofoxworthy.blogspot.com/