Before you start choosing a modeloriental costume, it is important to understand in which direction you intend to dance. If it is an Egyptian style, then it uses suits with different styles of skirts. But in folk Egyptian dances ("Shamadan", "Belledi"), you can meet and trousers, or dresses that either tightly fit the figure, or completely shapeless. In Turkish dances, the girls perform in bloomersor in skirts with large cutouts. You can also meet skirts, which flared to the bottom. In this article, we offer you a description of the features of tailoring the basic details of the oriental costume. Here they are the styles of the main types of skirts that are used in oriental costume: Photo # 1. Half-leatherette skirt or klosh with 1 cut. Photo number 2. Half-leatherette skirt (in the front side) or flap (in the back) with 2 cuts. Photo №3. Skirt in the form of a fish. Photo №4. Petticoat skirt. Photo №5. Straight skirt. And here they are the main details of the Turkish costume Photo # 6. Turkish sharovarchiki. Photo №7. A petticoat with deep cuts. Pants (Turkish and Lebanese styles). Photo No. 8. Narrow pants, which have a flap from the middle of the shin and do not have a belt. Photo №9. Narrow pants, which have a ruffle and do not have a belt. So, let's get started. We will become acquainted with the peculiarities of sewing skirts and flops. To find a skirt, you need two - two and a half meters of light fabric, and for a fully flared skirt you need about four meters of fabric, the width of which is at least one and a half meters. Concerning the measurements, you will need to measure the line below the navel, as well as the length of the skirt itself (from the ankle to the thigh). When cutting the fabric, it is necessary to take into account the insert of the gum (two to three centimeters) and three centimeters for hemming the lower edge of the skirt, and also for processing the entire edge line. When sewing a skirt-semicircle, you will need to fold the material in two layers, and if you intend to sew a stick - then 4 times. For sewing a skirt-solntseklesh you hardly be able to find a fabric that is two meters wide. Therefore, we advise you to cut 2 half-suns, leaving at the same time with each side one centimeter on the side seams. Then you need to draw a line on the fabric, as seen in photo # 10. You need to measure the volume of the hips along the line where the top of the skirt will begin. For a free fit you need to leave ten to twenty centimeters. For example, this number will be ninety centimeters, that is, it will be a measure of "width". It is equal to two "pi" * radii, while "pi" = 3, 14, and the radius is equal to the radius of the circle that you will need. 1. When sewing a skirt, the sun's radius is L / 2 "pi" (for a width of ninety centimeters this figure is fourteen point three centimeters). 2. When sewing a skirt half-sunny, the radius is L / "pi" (for a width of ninety centimeters this figure is equal to twenty-eight point seven centimeters). 3. When sewing a skirt half-sunny in the front (quarter of the product), the radius is L / 4 "pi" (with a width of ninety centimeters, this figure is seven to eight centimeters and for a skirt-solntseklesh - eleven to twelve centimeters). If you round the hips and draw the edges of the skirt in parallel, that is, draw an identical distance between them, then the shape of the semicircle will turn out to be in the form of a semicircle with a hip connector (photo No. 11), and the skirt will turn into a solid circle with a connector center (photo no. 12). Thus, you will get a skirt with pinsand wrinkles, as it was shown in photos No. 1 and 2. Next, we process the seams to insert the elastic band, as well as the seams on the sides. Then we sew the hem with sequins or paillettes. Before sewing the bottom of the skirt, it is necessary for her to hang evenly on the trembler for at least one day. We sew trousers. To cut the trousers, you need a half to two meters of lightweight fabric. When the width of the fabric is not less than one and a half meters, the height is one hundred and seventy centimeters and the width of the hips is about a meter in volume. When sewing, you will need to cut the fabric into two equal parts, fold the material into two layers, applying them to each other (photo # 13). Next, lay out and apply both halves to the sides in the middle (photo # 16). It is worth paying attention to the points A, B, C, D. As a result, you get 2 trousers that are not connected along the lateral seams. At this stage you can sew from points A and B, C and D solid, and you can slightly grab a couple of places, while creating in the side of the trousers original holes, from which you will see your beautiful legs. You can decorate the holes with paillettes, beads and other decoration elements. Then we put rubber bands into our sharovarchiki,the diameter of which should be equal to the volume of the hips, and the rest of the fabric will give a wrinkle. Through the bottoms of trousers, too, we carry rubber bands to pick them up. We sew a skirt-petal. When creating such a skirt model, there are many variants. Such are the number of petals, the shape and length, the number of layers of the skirt that are superimposed one on the other, the color palette of the petals and the layers themselves, and so on. In order to determine the width of the 1 petal, the hip girth should be divided into the selected number of petals of the first row. The very same petals need to be combined at the very top, so that during the dance they all can freely falsify. The simplest form for a petal is a rectangle of regular shape. The most simple petticoat is a rectangle of fabric that is wrapped around your hips and is held by elastic bands. Creating the length of the cut, it is worth taking care of convenience and comfort during the dance. Naturally, the more complex the skirt-petals in their cut, the more beautiful it will look in the dance. The most effective look skirts-petals, created from chiffon. Counting the necessary amount of tissue, you should definitely take into account centimeters for filing and rubber. To enhance the effect of such a skirt, you candecorate the edge of its wedges with beads or paillettes. We sew a skirt-fish. Having decided to sew exactly this style of oriental skirt, you should use fabrics that have good stretchability, but easily return to their previous form. The simplest version of the skirt-fish can be sewed from 6 wedges, the length of which will reach the ankles. Wedges must be sewn with each other along the thigh-knee line. In the same incisions, you can sew additional wedges that have the shape of a semicircle or a quarter. When you make a pattern, also note that the radius of the circle itself is equal to the length of the cut, in which you plan to sew another wedge. We sew the belt. No less important details of the oriental costume are the belt and bodice, which are most often executed in one direction, while harmonizing with the skirt, but having different colors and decor elements with it. The very pattern of the belt has a slightly curved appearance of the strip, the width of which is ten to twelve centimeters. The length of the strip should be calculated as the sum of the hips volume + five centimeters for the fastener, which is most often created behind + a couple of centimeters for shrinkage, which will occur due to the decoration of the belt. But for more experienced masters can advisecreate a belt of a more complex shape. In order not to get confused in the stages of tailoring the belt for the oriental costume, you should take into account such basic steps: 1. Select the shape of the belt, put it on the base, cut it out on paper, and then make a pattern from the fabric. 2. Choose a pattern, apply it to the fabric base, decorate it with sequins, sequins and so on. 3. Attach the fringe from the beads. 4. Attach the lining of the beads, thanks to which the belt will become stronger and cover the underside of the panel. 5. Create a buckle (button, hook, velcro). 6. Choose an effective fabric, as well as material to create a fringe on the belt of the suit. Thus, we introduced you to the peculiarities of tailoring the basic elements of the oriental costume. We wish you creative success!