"Skirting the Issues" and "Pants for the Dance" (by Dawn Devine "Davina") are now two great books in one!
Dawn Devine has combined volumes 2 and 3 of her Belly Dance Costume Essentials series into a single edition, "Skirting the Issues & Pants for the Dance." Designed for dancers, designers and costume makers, this book offers hundreds of ideas, tips and hints for crafting original, beautiful and well-constructed belly dance attire. This book is lavishly illustrated with instructions for how to take your body measurements and draft your own custom fit patterns.
The first half of this book presents dozens of skirt designs; including straight skirts, full skirts, circular skirts, tiered skirts, skirt toppers and loads of variations. It includes an invaluable circle-skirt calculation chart for making a skirt with a perfectly fitted hipline.
The second part of the book addresses the exciting design possibilities for one of the most ubiquitous yet unsung garments in the dancerÌs wardrobe, pants! Go beyond the basic harem style and explore the variety of options for creating pants for male and female dancers alike. Includes directions for making harem pants, gusseted pants, draped pants, and dozens of details such as fitted yokes, cuffs and applied surface designs.
This book is jam-packed with design concepts, detailed directions and helpful hints for bringing your costuming ideas to life. Even if you are not a belly dancer, the basic designs featured throughout this book are great for adapting into casual, comfortable ethnic inspired street wear.
84 pages*Please note: This item cannot be returned after purchase.