Still bellydancing, although I lost my spectacles several times while swinging my arms with a shawl and my whole body hurts like hell!... But I just say to myself - it's because I didn't move a lot lately and now I have to practise 1,5 hr everyday!... I'll survive! ^^
Here is the cotton top I found some time ago in the second-hand shop:
It wasn't a very flattering shape (at least for me), but I liked the colour and the Budda and lotus flower patterns,
so I decided to turn it into something like that: ^-^
I had some problems to fit the pieces of the pattern onto the blouse to have the lotus flower and Budda in the right places, but I finally managed to do it! ^^ I added some black lace and fake pearls in the middle of the front (they are there because it turned out that the boobs part was too big for me, well... so I refashioned it by pulling both sides a bit towards the center part with some pearls - clever, ha? ^^). Straps are made from velvet ribbon.