Melodia belly dance trousers have wide flared bottoms that can be left out or tied up as the individual dances. The trousers are made from cotton and lycra that allows them to be stretchy as well as comfortable. The steps to the Melodia trousers listed below show how the trousers can be made from spandex and some fabric. Melodia trousers can easily cost close to £65, but can be made at home for a fraction of the cost. The goal is to design belly dance trousers that are fitted to the body and flared at the end.
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Things you need
- Needle and thread
- Measuring tape
- Fabric pen
Use measuring tape to measure hips and butt area. Then measure the left thigh and leg.
Cut spandex so that it covers from the hips down to the calves of the leg. Use needle and thread and stitch the spandex trousers so that they are fitted to the body from the hip down to the calf of the leg.
Stitch the elastic around the hips to keep spandex snug here.
Lay fabric out and cut a "V" shape into the fabric. The point of the "V" should fit tight around the calf of the leg. The rest of the "V" should flare out around the foot.
Stitch the pointy side of the "V" to the spandex around the bottom part of the leg. Do this for both legs.
The end result will be spandex leggings that fit snug to the hips, thighs, and legs with the "V" shaped fabric flaring out.
Tips and warnings
- Remember that the flare at the bottom of the trousers allows the belly dance teacher see your leg movements while you dance. Use fabric paint to paint a design onto the Melodia trousers when finished.
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