Studio Davina ~ Dawn Devine

Welcome to the official home of author and costume designer Dawn Devine aka Davina.  This site is dedicated to the art, history, and techniques for crafting the look of the belly dancer.

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Studio Davina Blog

In 2024, the Blog features articles related to my current research, writing, and design projects. This year I’m celebrating the 30th anniversary of my first book “Costuming from the Hip.” As I work on the rewrite and expansion of this book, watch for more posts on the writing life. Read the latest blog here.
Classes with Davina on Patreon

Ready to take a deeper dive than a blog post? 
Each month I teach three classes, on my Patreon Page. The classes, demos, talks, and workshops are pre-recorded. You can watch them at your convenience. To join me for my classes, choose your level of participation for the month and become a Patreon.  

Once you join us on Patreon, you will gain access to content organized in four price-tiered collections. You can subscribe for one month or a whole year and take time to explore the back catalog of information at these levels: 

  • Freebies and Bonus Videos – You can join at the free level to receive notifications of bonus content to enjoy. If you choose to upgrade to a paid level, it’s quick and easy. 
  • Coffee Club $3 – Subscribers enjoy monthly informal conversations where I share product reviews, book flips, project updates, studio reports, and more.  This tier is affordable, informative, and fun!
  • Sewing and Design Mini-Workshops/Demos $7 – With a focus on design, join me for demos from across the many phases of the design process from conception to completion.  Students enrolled at the $7 level can also access the Coffee Club talks.
  • History Lecture Series $15. – The Lecture Series tier features a monthly slide-talk focussing on the history of belly dance, current research and research techniques, and ongoing reports about my ongoing work. This tier includes access to the Coffee Club and Sewing Workshop/Demo tiers.

Have questions about Patreon?
Message me via the Patreon site for more details.

Books and Publications by Dawn Devine aka Davina

Belly Dance Books & Publications
by Dawn Devine ~ Davina

You can find my books available globally via
For customers in the US, you can also find my books and more publications in digital download format on

Current Book Titles in Print:

  • Cloth of EgyptAmazonEtsy
  • Zills: Music On Your FingertipsAmazonEtsy
  • Becoming a Belly DancerAmazonEtsy
  • Embellished BrasAmazonEtsy
  • Skirting The Issues & Pants for the DanceAmazonEtsy
  • Costuming From the HipAmazonEtsy
  • Bedlah, Baubles, and BeadsAmazon – Etsy
  • From Turban to Toe RingAmazon – Etsy
  • Color TheoryAmazon – Etsy 

Printable Patterns and Publications by Dawn Devine available on Etsy:

Products available on Etsy: 

Etsy is the home to my storefront where I sell digital products, print publications, and host quarterly drops of hand-crafted belly dance accessories.

Glove Pattern:  Making custom gloves and gauntlets to go with your dance ensemble?  I have a printable
Gloves and Gauntlets” pattern is available on my Etsy Store.

Sewing Business Log:  Keep your own creative business humming with this organization and data management system.  Available as a digital download.


“Studio Davina: Belly Dance Mini-Magazine”

Bi-monthly newsletter and Curated Content From across the web

“Costumer’s Notes,” my long-time newsletter has gotten a bit of a glow-up for 2021. Over time, I’ve grown to think of this publication as less like a newsletter and more as a mini-magazine. 

Click here to read a past issue:  “Studio Davina: Belly Dance Mini-Magazine” 

Each issue in this Bi-Monthly newsletter includes links to blog posts, articles, historical information, intriguing performances, and informational videos.