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Introducing the Hooded Bolero!

Do you have one of our soft, comfortable boleros (or shrugs, as many people call them)? Have you ever found yourself saying “Wow, the only way this could be better is if it had a hood?” Well friends, we have good news for you…Hooded Bolero © 2018 Sakkara Clothing & Costume

That’s right! Pre-orders are open now for the Hooded Bolero. It’s made of the same soft but sturdy bamboo/organic cotton fabric as our regular bolero, with the addition of a deep hood. Currently available in sizes XS-3XL!

Benefits of a Hooded Bolero

-Perfect for those Pacific Northwest days when the weather can’t decide whether it wants to be cold or warm.

-For those of you living in hot climates, a nice layer for “winter” weather.

-Layer over your belly dance cover-up to hide your hair garden until it’s time to go onstage.

-Cute addition to “urban fusion” style belly dance costumes — get the look of a hoodie while still baring your belly to show off those isolations!

-Keep your arms and head warm in cold dance studios over the winter.

-Deep hood is great for channeling your inner Sith Lord.

Best of all, since it’s currently available on the website, you can order online rather than waiting until the next time you see us at a festival! Not only that, but you can use code PREORDERLOVE to receive free shipping, with no minimum purchase. These hooded boleros will start shipping on October 5th, which means you could even make them a part of your Halloween costume.

On a Completely Different Note…

Before you head off and order your own hooded bolero, we also wanted to remind you that we will be at Hexenfest! This is one of our favorite fall events. it is happening in beautiful Geyserville, CA, September 27-30.

5 Reasons to Attend Hexenfest

Reasons to attend Hexenfest? Live music, workshops, vendors, ocelots…you can refresh yourself on all the reasons why we love Hexenfest by reading this blog post. Hope to see you there!

If you want to be sure to never miss an important pre-order announcement or vending date, you can connect with Sakkara Clothing & Costume via our monthly newsletter, and join our Facebook Community, where we’re always talking about something interesting.

Flame & Ocean

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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-Kim

#Etsy #Summer #Inspiration #newstuff #creativeprocess

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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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Collaboration

Welcome to 2013, everybody!

We wanted to thank you for a wonderful 2012. You’re an awesome bunch! Thank you so much for your support and enthusiasm. We’ve got so much planned for 2013, it’s hard to sit still. But first, let’s start the New Year off right with some eye candy.

The following photos are from a collaborative shoot with Vauntville and The Verdant Muse. Here are some favorites:

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All adornment and clothing in these photos is available for purchase online. Yes yes!

Vauntville on Etsy

The Verdant Muse on Etsy

Sakkara Clothing & Costume website and Etsy store

Henna art by Roving Horse Henna.

 

*Photos by Vauntville. Used by permission.

Staying connected (and entertained)

Whew. I’m tired but happy. It’s been a busy, exciting and productive month in SCC land. There are piles of patterns and fabrics on every surface in the studio, with tax documents also commanding attention from their prime spot on my desk. Recently, my models for Bridgetown Fashion Revue came over for a fitting. I think we all had an enjoyable time amidst playful cats attempting to steal the measuring tape.

And hey, guess what! While we’re on the subject of the BFR show, Brandy of Vauntville will be making some special pretties for our show. If you haven’t seen any of Brandy’s gorgeous creations yet, make haste and follow the link. Welcome to the team, Brandy!

So, even though life and business couldn’t be more chock-full of awesomeness, oftentimes I am feeling a little starved for well, belly dance. Working 12 hour days as a one woman operation, I find it incredibly challenging to make it to a dance class or performance. In honor of all workaholics out there, I thought I would share a couple of sources for staying connected (and entertained) while plugging away at your dreams.

What? A belly dance reality show? Yep.

Especially good for a kick in the ass, while in the privacy of your own home

Tempest tells it like it is, with very pretty pictures

Princess Farhana’s awesome blog

Tips for purchasing a costume online (that fits)!

I love to shop online. When you make clothing for a living, it can sometimes be a chore to sew for yourself. For the sake of saving time and calories, I like to indulge and await shiny new pretties in the mail. It’s so much fun! With years of shopping practice under my sparkly belt, I’ve gotten skilled at finding the things I like and that fit me. The years have not been without mistakes, as I’ve learned the expensive way what not to choose.

Once I purchased a bra and skirt set from a well-known online costume shop.  After trying the costume on I discovered that the skirt was too tight. I couldn’t get the zipper up! I realized that I had relied on the lowest measurement the company has stated in the description. When I investigated the skirt further I discovered that the lowest number represented the tube-like skirt all the way down, while the skirt fabric was very stubborn. Not only was there no room for my butt, there was no way the fabric would have stretched to fit my hips.

On another occasion, a custom costume that I had ordered from Egypt fit perfectly, except the bra was too small. It was the kind of bra that gives you va-va-voom cleavage but feels bare and not very secure in other places. Why had this happened?

Here are some tips for making sure that what you order fits.

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