Flamenco Dress or Skirt + Top? What’s best?

Flamenco Dress or Skirt + Top? What’s best?

Whether to go with a one piece dress or have separate pieces for the skirt and top is a question that comes up a lot. And it’s not just new dancers who have trouble making up their minds. Now, which is the better option? As always, the short answer is...
What Does the Perfect Bata de Cola Look Like?

What Does the Perfect Bata de Cola Look Like?

Now what does the perfect bata de cola look like? It is one of those questions that comes up all the time but doesn’t have an easy answer. It should be easy, really, and if you’ve taken a bata de cola class or had a chance to talk to a flamenco teacher...
The Top 10 Tools I Use to Sew Flamenco Dance Costumes

The Top 10 Tools I Use to Sew Flamenco Dance Costumes

There are lots of tools that I use to sew made to measure flamenco dance costumes on a daily basis. Below you’ll find the most important ones, the ones I couldn’t do without. If you’d like to know any other tools I use or if you are using one you think I should check...
Batas de Cola – Made Anywhere in the World

Batas de Cola – Made Anywhere in the World

Thanks so much to everyone who has sent pictures of their creations. I love seeing the flamenco costumes people make in all parts of the world using Flamenco Dressmaking patterns. Especially the batas de cola make me really proud. While making a bata de cola does not...
Flamenco Hair Accessories – Make Your Own Flowers

Flamenco Hair Accessories – Make Your Own Flowers

No flamenco dance costume is complete without a flower in your hair. But, depending on where you live, it may not always be easy to find the perfect flower for your outfit. Or you might just prefer your flamenco costume to be really unique. In either case making your...
How to Sew Ruffles on a Sleeve

How to Sew Ruffles on a Sleeve

Sleeves of flamenco dresses and tops often feature ruffles. They come in many shapes and sizes – single, double or triple, asymmetrical, circular, gathered, with adornments or without, on full or 3/4 length sleeves. There are also several ways to sew the ruffles...
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