Learn How SIMPLE
Digital Patterns Really Are!

Sign Up to Receive
The Ultimate Guide to Digital Sewing Patterns eBook + a FREE Skirt Pattern!

Ivy Leaf Belly Dance Costume

Added Sep 26, 2008

by pinprincess

Fort Collins, Co...






Velvet ivy leaf belly dance costume with hand embroidery.

Material Notes

velvet, buckram, sequin fabric, bra-base, sequin trim, chainette fringe, beaded fringe, leaf buttons, fabric ivy leaves, irridescent embroidery floss.




Garment Type
Lace/Sequins, Velvet


photo courtesy of Costy Photography

2 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • P1010165_large

    Apr 4, 2011, 04.17 PMby lilsenh

    Love this – why are you changing the top? From what I can see it looks great. Great style and my favourite colours – looking to do something like this for myself too.

    2 Replies
    • Crouched_large

      Apr 4, 2011, 07.29 PMby pinprincess

      Thank you :) I have a couple of reasons for remaking the top. The bra base originally used is inappropriate. It’s soft and not sufficient coverage. The velvet used for the vest is faded and crushed from sweaty use. And my final reason is that I want the top to share more design elements with the belt. I still have the pattern I drafted for the vest and may choose to build a new one, possibly from stretch velvet.

    • P1010165_large

      Apr 5, 2011, 06.01 PMby lilsenh

      Thanks for the explanation, nothing’s ever simple! I have been looking about for inspiration and your style here reminded me of these: http://velvetpeacockdesigns.com/costume_gypsy.html
      There’s a lot of crushed velvet on the site, and I like the idea of the Turkish vests – as they seem to give more coverage and support.

  • Tracieface_large

    Jul 28, 2010, 03.59 AMby ivorykohl

    oh, wow…was looking for ideas for an outfit of my own, this is stunning, must have taken you a while, but it is beautiful. I love the original sin/eve appeal, heh. Very nice :-)

    1 Reply
    • Crouched_large

      Jul 28, 2010, 04.00 AMby pinprincess

      Thank you! :) I’m really looking forward to getting the redesign of the top finished. Be sure to share what you come up with for your final design :)

    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites 6 people added it