In 2002, I dear friend was directing a play in my old highschool. The play was called ‘ Dido and Aeneas’, a Greek tragedy about love and betrayal. She asked me to teach a bit of bellydance to two of the students and perform with them in the play.
This costume was designed as part of the whole look and feel of the play. The other costumes were also made in panne velvet and brocade. I chose to make a modified petal skirt with a tight fit around the hips, a matching top and gloves. The belt is made according tot he instructions of the ‘Easy belt’.
The good news is that the play did well and we all enjoyed being part of the production. The bad news is that this costume is not very suitable for sitting on the floor. I spent the time sitting on my floor in a sort of mermaid type sit to prevent flashing the audience.