Media playback is unsupported on your device

Sacrificing for a dress in Seville

3 May 2014 Last updated at 00:24 BST

The joyful season of the Feria in Seville can be stressful for unemployed women in the Spanish city.

Pressure is intense to have at least one good flamenco dress but since the economic crisis, many women are having old dresses altered instead of ordering new ones to be made.

Dressmaker Marta, who makes a little extra cash at this time of year, explains the demands of flamenco fashion.

Video journalist: Patrick Jackson

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.