Indian Dance Dress costume

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Sizing Women
Style Retro / Vintage on

What materials did you use? Cotton fabric for top, grosgrain ribbon on skirt, double-fold bias tape on top, vinyl for long fringe on sleeves on

What are you most proud of? It turned out better than I thought it would, and I was voted best costume at the party. I think the bright colors and the long, white fringe made it "pop". on

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Draw a diagram of your dress and work out as many of the measurements as you can ahead of time, before going to buy your fabrics, ribbon and bias tape. Make sure you give yourself PLENTY of time to make this. While I did it in one day, I didn't get the patterned designs sewn onto the back of the top. I also think I will go back and add some 1/2" turquoise bias tape to the hems of the sleeves. on

very good design i am in the process of making a regalia native American dance costume of real deer skins this is just the help i needed to get my juices flowing thanks

08/18/2011 Flag

it really is a beautiful outfit

10/07/2011 Flag

I am a Native woman and I find it offensive that someone would even have a party with a Native American theme. Pow wow Regalia has a spiritual significance to it, and to have it disrespected as a "costume" is rude. People wear and dance in Regalia to give thanks to the Creator for the gifts of family, peace, health etc. I really hope you educate yourself on Native American traditions to avoid disrespecting peoples' spiritual beliefs in the future. (To give you a comparison, it would be like "partying" in a Roman Catholic Church dressed as a nun...) I realise I may be coming across as harsh, I don't mean to, just want to educate you on what you're doing

11/03/2011 Flag

were did you get the pattern i am in the process of making my Regalia gown as i am also Native American(Cherokee) and i have had to collect my deer skins before i can start my Pow Wow Regalia dress

02/21/2015 Flag