Project List: Fabric(brocade,cotton,satin,etc.)
Snaps or buttons or ties or hooks(depending on how you want to wrap your top)
My two colored tops were actually an accident. I ran out of one color of brocade so I had to add another color. So began my two colored choli's. I altered a pattern from Butterick 4072 I made the length of the pattern a lot shorter and made the sleeves short too.
It took me a couple of tries to make it snug and not too big all over. After sewing the pieces together , I made a band around the bottom of the choli. This is where my plastic snaps are on. (I have a special tool for these snaps but you could substitute it for buttons or any other type of closing. Including ties).
I did not add any padding or lining but the brocade is thick enough so you don't see through it. I also wear a bra underneath -so anyone needing support can wear your under garments and they won't be seen. I made it long enough in the front(measure,measure,measure) that it does not ride up and play peek a boo. Plus the snaps keep it in place without it being restrictive.
A picture of my blue/purple one
Patterns for Choli's Atlantis diy blog Choli http://maine.tribe.net/template/pub%2Coc%2CDetail.vm?plugin=blog&inst=3139255&topicid=ab8ccbe9-b7dd-4372-b916-ac006e726170&commentid=17356acb-fa7e-4ede-b66b-c75321c9fd19#17356acb-fa7e-4ede-b66b-c75321c9fd19
links to costume pages http://www.reddawn.net/costume/links.htm
Atiras Patterns http://www.atirasfashions.com/pattern_page.html
Madame X patterns http://www.madamexcostumes.com/newpages/patterns.html
Folk wear patterns http://www.folkwear.com/144.html
Simplicity pattern http://simplicity.com/dv1_v4.cfm?design=3832
choli out of a t-shirt-Frankencholi from Kita http://www.wearnoclothing.com/diy3.htm
Pantyhose choli's http://tribalcostuming.tribe.net/thread/984bfa1c-c880-4a7e-8753-cb82bda66614 Vendors Gigi's Originals http://stores.ebay.com/Gigi-Originals-For-Every-Body
Flying skirts http://www.fcbd.com/costume/c_cholis.html
L rose designs http://www.lrosedesigns.com
Aliahs closet http://www.aliahscloset.com/rcProdmain.asp?id=140
Moondance belly dance http://www.moondancebellydance.com/cholis.htm
Velvet Peacock designs http://www.velvetpeacockdesigns.com/VPD-productpg-cholies-hips.html Khalgani Kostumes http://www.khalganikostumes.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/cholis.htm
Desert dancer imports http://www.desertdancer.com/choli.htm
Treasures by Debra http://stores.ebay.com/Sultry-Treasures-by-Debra_Cholis_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZ1QQfsubZ2QQftidZ2QQtZkm Mon, March 5, 2007 - 7:44 AM