The fabric in the vest seems to be striped with uneven stripes. I searched all over, but couldn't find anything close to it. I decided to make use of the serger and make my own.
I cut strips of a stretch mesh and a stretch crush velvet type fabric and serge them together in stripes.
I like the result and it was fun to do since I didn't really have to pay close attention to the width of the stripes. They look like they ares slightly different widths.
I sewed two rows of it to each sleeve before sewing them together, then attached them to the dress.
Next, I made a pattern for the vest by pinning and cutting tissue paper to the dress form.
Once I got the pieces the way I wanted, I cut a layer of black netting a little bigger than the pattern piece (to allow for seam allowances), then attached the rows of striped fabric to it.
I cleaned up all edges with a serger and sewed the pieces together.
Next, the belt. I made a pattern piece in the shape I wanted, then cut heavy-weight pellon the same size. I ironed it on the back of a piece of pleather larger than the pellon.
I wrapped the edges around the pleather and duct taped it.
Next, I cut two pieces of cotton a little larger than pattern, sewed them right sides together, then turned them right side out.
I sewed the cotton piece to the back of the belt, going around the edges. Then, I turned the edges of the ends in and attached velcro for the closure.
This is the finished dress. I think it looks a lot like the photo of the costume. The belt is a little thick and I need to iron it more, but it is pretty close.
Next step: the headdress.
Sabe Costume Part 2 Vest
Sabe Costume Part 3 Headdress
Sabe Costume Part 4 Headdress
Sabe Costume Part 5 All Together Now