Easy Sew Belly Dance Costumes, Seven Belly Dance Essentials: This 38 page booklet is a guide to pattern making and sewing seven of your own belly dance garments. It provides step-by-step instructions on how to make belly dance costume patterns and sew foundation items that make up a dancer’s wardrobe. Aimed at the beginner or improver belly dancer it shows you how to create: harem pants, circle skirt, over skirt, bra and belt set (bedlah), veils and yashmak.
The booklet assumes you have basic sewing skills such as making a hem, sewing a seam and using a sewing machine.
The author of this guide Karen Pilkington-Puddephatt Karen is an experienced creator of belly dance costumes. She approaches the subject from being a belly dance performer, teacher and costume seller. She spent many years trawling the costume bazaars of Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Turkey and opened the first belly dance shop in England. This booklet is a culmination of many years experience resulting in easy to sew and stylish designs for you to make.