Teal and orange make interesting friends, don’t you think? 🙂
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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It’s 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’s 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.
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.
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
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→