Books and Patterns from Ibexa Press
|Embellished Bras: Basic Techniques - $22.95
This book provides in-depth instruction and useful advice that guides readers through the process of turning a store-bought lingerie bra into a fabulous costume piece. This easy-to-follow four-phase process is presented through graphic step-by-step photographs and illustrations. You’ll learn how to make a bra cup pattern, cover the bra and straps, and embellish with fringe, bead work, appliques and jewelry. More Info…
|Skirting the Issues and Pants for the Dance - $22.95
Dawn Devine ~ Davina has combined volumes 2 and 3 of her Belly Dance Costume Essentials series into a single edition, Skirting the Issues & Pants for the Dance. Designed for dancers, designers and costume makers, this book offers hundreds of ideas, tips and hints for crafting original, beautiful and well-constructed belly dance attire. This book is lavishly illustrated with instructions for how to take your body measurements and draft your own custom fit patterns. More Info…
|Costuming from the Hip - $22.95
The book that started it all. The comprehensive reference for all types of Middle Eastern dance costuming. Dancers, costume makers, designers, and historical re-enactors will like the over 200 illustrations, historical patterns, construction techniques, and hundreds of hints and tips. This book will take you step by step through measuring your body, researching your costume, laying out the patterns, fitting it, and accessorizing your creation. More Info…
|Bedlah, Baubles and Beads - $24.95
This book focusses exclusively on the “cabaret” style so common in the United States. It is about designing and crafting the elaborate bra and belt sets worn by these belly dancers. Contains hundreds of tips, hints, and directions for making contemporary belly dance costumes. More Info….
|From Turban to Toe Ring - $22.95
This book explores the various layers and elements that compose the tribal style costume. From jewelry and cosmetics to cholis, skirts, and pants, this book is loaded with directions for designing and making the garments described in the book. With over 300 illustrations and step-by-step diagrams, this book is an essential addition to the reference libraries of costumers, teachers, and tribal style dancers. Not just for costumers, it also contains costume parts and pieces that can be used to make ensembles suitable for dancers who just want a more folkloric, historical, fusion, or Gypsy look. More Info…
|Style File - $5.00 digital download
A visual vocabulary of Middle Eastern dance costumes.
This forty-page booklet is packed with information that every dancer or costumer will appreciate. Over fifty new, original drawings illustrate the more than 100 dance costuming terms. More Info…
|Belly Dance Costumes to Color - Free download for all newsletter subscribers
This eBook is filled interesting information and stunning line drawings for you to print out and color with marker or pencil. More Info…
|Hints & Tips - Free Download
by Dawn Devine ~ Davina.
This booklet is designed to provide some solid basic information about dance costuming. Hints & Tips is a collection of my top-tips for dancers. Tips cover the breadth of the dance world, from how to select your costumes to caring for your dance wardrobe. We hope you enjoy this booklet. More Info…
|Gloves and Gauntlets - $9.95
A sewing pattern by Dawn Devine ~ Davina
If you’ve ever been frustrated by poorly-fitted off-the-shelf gloves, you can create your own stretch gloves or gauntlets from this easy-to-use pattern. Contains variations to make short (wrist length), elbow-length, and opera-length gloves, gauntlets, and sleeves. Printed on sturdy paper. The instructions also show how to attach fringe and other embellishments. More Info…