This pattern is the perfect starting point for creating your own stunning style, whether you are a dancer, historic reenactor, or lover of exotic fashion. Layer the Coin Bra on top of the Choli, the Tassel Belt and Hip Shawl on top of the Ten-Yard Skirt and Pantaloons. Your personalized selection of fabrics, fringes, tassels, adornment, jewelry, and make-up will turn this tribal collection into a wondrous extravaganza of color and movement. Pattern includes graded pieces for choli, cutting diagrams for other garments, and complete instructions for all garment assembly, fringe- and tassel-making, and embellishment.
Suggested fabrics for this pattern, Folkwear 144: For the Choli, choose medium-weight cottons and cotton gauze. For the pantaloons, choose medium-stiff taffeta for the legs and medium-weight cotton for the hip band. For the ten-yard skirt, choose light- or medium-weight cotton broadcloth, any weight cotton gauze or voile, light- or medium-weight rayon challis. For the hip shawl, choose sturdy, medium-weight fabrics that can stand up to the stress of being ted snugly around the hips. For the tassel belt, choose a sturdy piece of decorative fabric for the belt and medium-weight cotton for the belt lining/tie band. For the coin bra, choose costumers' buckram bra cups or a ready-made bra, decorative, sturdy fabric for covering the cups, and the same or contrasting fabric for straps.
Choli: Misses Small (10-12) to 2X Large (26-28) in B, C, and D cups; other garments gathered or tied to fit. Click here for yardage requirements.
Since the 1970s, Folkwear patterns have been used by theatre and dance costumers, historic reenactors, art-to-wear-aficionados, and anyone who enjoys dressing up. Folkwear patterns are based on vintage fashions and traditional ethnic garments for an authentic look. But with a fresh eye and creative touch, these timeless styles can become exciting and trend-setting wearable art today.