Costuming from the Hip is a comprehensive reference for anyone who works with Middle Eastern dancewear. Dancers, costume makers, designers, and historical re-enactors will like the many illustrations, historical patterns, construction techniques, and hundreds of hints and tips. This 120-page book will take you step-by-step through measuring your body, researching your costume, laying out the patterns, fitting it, and accessorizing your creation.
Topics covered include:
* Making your measurement chart
* Turkish coats, kaftans, and thobes
* Designing for every body type
* Coin, tassle, and cabaret belts
* Bras and cholis
* Shirts, vests, and blouses
* Men's wear
* Going professional.
The book includes a glossary, a list of suppliers specializing in Middle Eastern dancewear, and an extensive bibliography.