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