Fabric(cotton, brocade, etc)
I used Simplicity Costume Pattern 4484.
It has other items you could use. The directions for the vest were pretty easy except for sewing it together which I couldn't quite understand the directions and just sewed it the way I wanted too. I used some lightweight brocade cutting on the design and black lining for the inside.
I think these are wonderful for us girls who are bit shy to just wear our belly dance bra alone. Below I have a list of pattern places for the vest and vendors who make them. You can always look on ebay too. Wanting a little more coverage? Try a sleeves Ghawazee Coat from a dress by Misha
http://www.domba.com/ http://www.lrosedesigns.com/products/vests.html http://www.thegoddessgarden.net/goth_garmentsdivine.html http://www.velvetpeacockdesigns.com/VPD-prdctpg_gypsy_vests.htm
Patterns of lovely costumes including vest
http://www.folkwear.com/caravan.html http://www.flaxenfortress.com/middleeasterndance2.htm http://therionarms.com/misc/AC0016.html http://www.shanmonster.com/belly/costuming/vest.html http://www.shira.net/cos-classic.htm http://www.moondancebellydance.com/cholis.htm
A list of patterns link is on here.
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