Hi everyone. I'm new here, and I'm having a lot of
trouble finding what I'm looking for. I have allowed
myself to be talked into going Bedouin-- okay, so it
didn't take a lot of talking, but nonetheless it was
much easier to find clothes back when I was still a
I am stupid at sewing. *laugh* I don't even know how
to use a sewing machine. I can read patterns and sew
by hand, but I don't have the time to sew everything
Everywhere I look for Arabic/Middle Eastern garb, I
only come up with belly dancing garb-- great for
after-hours, but not really what I want to walk around
in all day.
Of course, I'm able to find modern twists on
traditional clothing, but I feel like I'm cheating if
I go this route, even though I'm not necessarily an
To be perfectly honest, I would be much happier just
buying the garb. (Yes I am lazy. But I also work to an
insane degree and don't really have time for intense
seamstressing) But since most of the merchants I've
bought from either aren't online or don't sell clothes
for my new persona, I'm at a loss. Barring actually
being able to purchase the clothes I want, can any of
you recommend good Bedouin patterns that are simple
enough for the sewing challenged?
At this point, I'm not locked in on dates. I've
studied a range of Bedouin clothinig and I have an
idea of what I'm looking for. I'm actually going to
narrow the dates down to fit the garb I can find,
rather than the other way around.
I'm sorry this is so long and I realize I don't know
what I'm talking about half the time. *laughs* I'd
been Viking so long it's hard to start over with the
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