Costuming From the Hip, DIY belly dance costuming book by Dawn Devine aka Davina

Costuming From the Hip, DIY belly dance costuming book by Dawn Devine aka Davina



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"Costuming from the Hip" By Dawn Devine ~ Davina

This was my first book! It's an overview of belly dance costuming and is a great place to start if you don't know where to begin.

"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 118-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.Detailed topics include:
• Making your measurement chart
• Turkish coats, kaftans, and thobes
• Veils
• Jewelry
• Designing for every body type
• Coin, tassle, and cabaret belts
• Bras and cholis
• Shirts, vests, and blouses
• Men’s wear
• Going professional.
Includes an extensive bibliography

Book Specifications
Title: Costuming From The Hip
Author: Dawn Devine ~ Davina
Publishing Date: 1997 by Ibexa Press
Pages: 112 - Soft Cover
Size: 8" x 10"
Illustrated with black and white line drawings


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82 shop reviews

5 out of 5 stars

SUE BATSCOS May 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

wow,another great cover.has alot of sewing information onside.a unique peice

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NoirStar May 18, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Cool book! Arrived as described

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denise Mar 13, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

I received my book in the mail just yesterday, and I am half-way through my (first) reading! It is just packed full of information, and fascinating! I am devouring the historical parts in the beginning, and learning so many new things about this beautiful, mysterious fabric! This book is so readable and engaging--never dry, and I have not even gotten to the "Inspiration Gallery" of photos to drool over. Thank you, Dawn, for this gift to us. All your years of hard work and research gives such a rich dimension to this beloved textile. Now when I see it, I will not just see its obvious beauty, but will know so much more! Awesome, awesome, awesome!

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allinrep May 26, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

I've been thinking of getting Davina's books for years, and now that I finally purchased these I can happily say that I'd recommend these to bellydancers of all styles! So much inspiration! The books are well planned and you can tell that a lot of work and love was put into them. Shipping took a little longer than expected but this was due to an unforeseen problem with the shipping company, and once I contacted Davina she provided me with some top quality service in getting it sorted out.

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