Project level -Easy
Project List: Fabric-the type you use depends on you-it can be made from chiffon,cotton,brocade,silk,etc.
Thread Elastic-if your doing elastic waist and/or ankles Pattern-not necessary
This could be an endless topic but I'm only gonna talk about the ones I made. I made mine out of some sheer glitter dot organza. I used pattern 5359 from Simplicity.
It is low on the front waist (v shaped)and only requires 2 yards. If you like those lovely full pantaloons , this is not the pattern for it. Sewed up quite easy and I added elastic at the waist and ankles.
Zena's diy blog on Harem pants http://people.tribe.net/zena/blog/43c5bcf1-60d1-432d-89c6-98d08e9fd123
I would also try Tribal Costuming and the Diy/ Bellydance on a Budget Tribes for past links. Plenty of discussions on there for fabric suggestions, patterns and vendors.
Free Patterns and information on how to make them: http://www.raqs.co.nz/howto/ http://www.shira.net/cg/harempants.htm http://www.zilltech.com/FAQCostumeHP.html http://www.ehow.com/how_2077560_make-belly-dancing-costume.html http://blackswantribe.com.au/pantaloons.html http://tribalcostuming.tribe.net/thread/40efb31b-ed5e-4baf-be80-3bd1e186ce1a
http://www.geocities.com/sheikhani_troupe/costume1.html http://www.celebrationsbellydance.com/costume_ideas.htm http://optionality.net/pantarei/harempants.html
Wrap around pants http://community.livejournal.com/craftgrrl/10571744.html?style=mine
Patterns for sale http://www.artemisimports.com/patterns/
Vendors(to many to mention but I will list some) http://www.bellyroll.com/ http://www.flyingskirts.com/catalog/005-hab.shtml
www.BelliPhat.etsy.com Tue, October 16, 2007