2-Hour Skirt Workshop with Dawn Devine ~ Davina
A 90 minute workshop & demo - Go from a pile of fabric to a beautiful micro-sequin belly dance skirt.
Can you make a professional quality belly dance performance skirt in under 2-hours? Yes You CAN!!
Join professional belly dance costume designer and author Dawn Devine ~ Davina for a 90-minute workshop that will introduce her fast and easy approach to designing and making micro-sequin performance skirts. This live multi-media workshop includes demos, videos, illustrations, and slides. The talk is accompanied by a printable eBook with complete directions for going from fabric to finished!
During this presentation she will share:
- Three popular styles of skirt: Godet, Circle, & Yoked
- Source the materials and supplies - to reduce time and save money
- Designing the skirt using your custom measurements directly on the cloth
- Techniques for efficient cutting
- Tips for setting up your conventional sewing machine for best results
- Final fitting techniques to achieve the fit you like and the look you love.
Dawn Devine aka Davina has been involved professionally with the world of belly dancing for more than 30 years. Her primary focus has been writing and publishing books about costume and dance including the best selling Embellished Bras, the seminal Cloth of Egypt: All About Assiut , and her latest book, Zills: Music on Your Fingertips. Recently, she has co-authored Becoming a Belly Dancer: From Student to Stage with author/instructor Sara Shrapnell, photographer Alisha Westerfeld, and international pro-dancer and stylist Poppy Maya. Davina hosts a an informative blog on her website Studio Davina, where she writes on the subjects of belly dance costume and appearance. In 2017, she launched a new project, a free digital magazine called Amabella which is located on the ISSUU website. If you are interested in her books, visit Davina's website or Amazon.com for more details.
Upcoming classes with Davina will focus on her twin loves of belly dance costuming and publication development.