144 Belly Dancer

$19.95

Formerly #144 American Tribal Style Belly Dancer, is now #144 FatChanceBellyDance®Style Belly Dancer as a PDF pattern.  

Choli: Misses Small (10-12) to 2X Large (26-28) in B, C, and D cups; other garments gathered or tied to fit.

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.

The Choli is a fitted backless top that ties in the back; it has short sleeves and underarm gussets that provide ease of movement for dancing.

The Pantaloons feature voluminous that help hold out the skirt and pleat into a narrow hip band to reduce bulk at the hip line.

The Ten-yard Skirt is a three tier garment that reduces bulk at the upper edge and the weight of the overall garment, but is truly ten yards around at the hem.  It results in a skirt that is truly swishy, lofty, and perfect for dancing.

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 vary; see instruction booklet inside pattern for details.

See Accessories page for details about the new Tribal Style Headdress & Makeup Booklet, which will help you enhance your costume and performance persona.

Yardage chart (.pdf)


This pattern is available as a paper or PDF pattern. Choose the option you want in the drop down menu for Pattern Option.  The PDF pattern will be available through a link after checkout.  The PDF pattern consists of several files:  Introduction to the pattern, Costume Booklet (with instructions for making all garments except the Choli), Sewing instructions for the Choli, Copyshop versions for 36" and A0 paper for printing the Choli pattern, and a print-at-home version (35 pages).