September 27, 2009

The Art of Costuming

Ever wonder how to make or alter those fabulous and sparkly cabaret costumes? Or, do you wonder how to get bras and belts to fit and flatter your figure just perfectly? Well, come join myself and the wonderful Jaime Lynn of San Marcos for an afternoon workshop on October 10, 2009.

This interactive, hands-on workshop focuses on the design, construction and history of belly dance costuming. Join us and create your own Bedlah-style bra and belt set, and learn what style looks best on you. The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to the History of Belly dance
  • Costuming and Styles
  • Aspects of Basic Design
  • 3 hours of guided construction (you will need to supply your own materials and bra base
  • One-on-One Technical Help
  • Trouble Shooting" (bring in your "trouble projects "for a little guidance!)

Taught by:

Austin' s own "Najla" who has been designing and making her own costumes for 12 years. Her attention to detail and style makes her a creative costumer. And in dance circles, she's even known as the 'bra whisperer'!

Jamie Lynn Shelton-With her MFA in Art and Design, she has been designing and creating artworks for over 20 years. From Fine Jewelry to stained glass to custom iron works, she now creates and makes her own belly dance costumes.

Workshop will be held at Tarrytown Dance from 1pm-5pm.2414 Exposition Blvd , Suite B-110 Austin, Texas 78703Price is $45 in advance or $55 at the door. We will happily accept checks or cash. Please email Najla( or Jamie (zahiraishtari@ for more details and payment info. Additional information on what to bring will be provided to those who sign up. Space is limited so we can spend qualitytime with everyone, so sign up early!

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