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Flame & Ocean

Teal and orange make interesting friends, don’t you think? ūüôā

After a fantastic event like JamBallahNW¬†wraps up, the best place for a designer to go (mentally) is a mood board.¬†Every designer/artist has their creative process, and for me sometimes it is to create colorful fantasy lands that I’d love to live in.

I look for vivid, impactful images in colors that don’t represent the palate of what you might have seen in the #Sakkara booth, and then I happily geek out by arranging them just so.¬†The benefit to playing with different color combos, and imagining life in the Flame & Ocean world, is that sparks will ignite towards new designs.

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-Kim

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The first time I ever saw a bellydancer

The First Time I Ever Saw a Belly Dancer

It‚Äôs no secret that I love clothes and everything about designing them. The fabrics, technique, and the awesome people I’ve worked with along the way…it’s all very exciting. Despite the hard work and inevitable bumps that are a part of being self-employed, it‚Äôs the passion for a great garment and a happy wearer that keeps this party going. Whoo hoo!

So, what started this whole love affair with clothing and design? I hope you will enjoy this multi-part blog about how it all began.

I want to tell you about the first time I ever saw a belly dancer.

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Up next: Tribal Revolution!

We’re thrilled to be vending at Tribal Revolution!

Come see what The Verdant Muse and Sakkara Clothing & Costume have cooked up for you, excited event-goer! We will be vending Thursday-Sunday with an array of handmade delectables sure to tempt your inner magpie.

The Verdant Muse
The Verdant Muse
Zighala Zurah in a bra, belt and headdress combo by The Verdant Muse. Long Lace Skirt is by Sakkara Clothing & Costume. Photo by Vauntville ©2013. Used by permission.
Zighala Zurah in a bra, belt and headdress combo by The Verdant Muse. Long Lace Skirt is by Sakkara Clothing & Costume. Photo by Vauntville ©2013. Used by permission.
A colorful spread of Zoey Ring Belts by Sakkara Clothing.
A colorful spread of Zoey Ring Belts by Sakkara Clothing.

Introducing the Long Lace Skirt

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Zighala Zurah models a Long Lace Skirt by SCC, bedlah by The Verdant Muse, and accessories by Vauntville. Henna by Roving Horse Henna. Photo by Vauntville. Used by permission.

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JamBallah NW

You’re invited! Come one, come all.

August 9-11, 2013

Performances, workshops and awesome shopping. Be entertained and inspired at this awesome Portland event!

The Artist’s Repertory Theater Building

1515 SW Morrison St.

Portland, OR 97205
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Sakkara Clothing & Costume booth will be open on the Upper Level:

Friday 12-6, Saturday 11-7 and Sunday 11-5

Shop our current collection of¬†pants,¬†tops,¬†hip scarves, and belts¬†to your heart’s content. See you there!

Guide to Laundering Costumes Pt.2

This is Part 2 of a 2-part series written by friend and colleague Monica Schierbaum. This article was first published on our blog in July 2011.I first met Monica at the¬†Mediterranean Fantasy Festival¬†many years ago where she was helping out at the¬†Silk Road Tribal¬†booth. Monica is one groovy woman and thrives on costuming and belly dance as much as I do. I hope you’ll enjoy the article she has written.¬†-ks

If you missed Part 1, check it out here.

Laundering costumes and embellished clothing can present a bit of a challenge. Specialty fabrics, beads, feathers, trim, fur and similar all need¬†special care. So how do you clean a garment without dry cleaning or throwing it in the washing machine? Let’s find out.¬† Continue reading Guide to Laundering Costumes Pt.2