Belly Dance Pattern #28 - Farida's Folk Chemise by Atira
The traditional robe of the Middle East and North Africa usually made in a homespun, heavy weight fabric in plain color or wide stripes, and often heavily embroidered at the yoke, on the body, hem and sleeves. For dancing, a lighter weight material such as cotton or polyester blend lining fabric might be more comfortable. Embroidered trim may be done by hand or machine. The chemise may be closed down the front, or pulled back to leave the midriff bare. Separate cutting lines for small medium and large given on same pattern.