It is one of the worst of my habits not to finish one project before starting the next one... so here I am again.
My fingers have been itching a long time for this and since the other dancing ladies have expressed their interest to work on Algerian Andalusian Dance I am heading to this adventure right now.
The costume-to-be should represent the festive attire of a high-class lady from Algier roughly in the middle of the 19th century in order to create a choreography on classical Algerian Andaloussi Music (explanation will follow...)
The fabulous book of Leyla Belkaid: Costumes d'Algerie, Edtions du Layeur, Paris 2003 offers deep historical explanations and many historical photographs related to this issue.
Below are a couple of variations of a late 19th- early 20th century style of indoor clothing.
And here you can see a modern serouel m'douar:
(picture credit: here.)In the next post I will show you how to sew such a serouel.