How It Began

Fabulous Pants began as a mere side project for founder Nadima. She wanted practice wear for bellydance that was lighter weight than sweatpants, versatile in movement, and most importantly fashionable for wearing out of the house, into the studio, and then out on the town for dinners after dance rehearsal. While on vacation, she learned about a type of pant from Indonesia and Bali. The versatility of the garment was just what she was looking for, however they were made for men and did not fit all the curves of the female body. After adapting several patterns, she had made a pant that was light enough for practice and also had enough movement for proper execution of bellydance movements. Nadima then began looking for suitable fabrics to accompany the pants dual nature of practice wear and casual attire. Everywhere she wore the pants they were called "fabulous" by people, and she began calling them Fabulous Pants. After many requests by individuals for where the pants could be obtained, her friends and family convinced Nadima to go into the pants business along with her other side projects of dance belt and tribal fusion costume design. She is dedicated to bringing you high quality products that fit both practice and performance needs made out of the finest materials available to the crafters. All of the products are handmade with care in a smoke and pet free environment in her hometown of Oakland, California.

Who We Are


Nadima began sewing in 1997 when she joined the Belegarth Medieval Combat Society. Through this association, Nadima not only learned costume design but also learned about the art of bellydance. She worked off of tape until she joined Pangaea Dance studio in 2005. While dancing at Pangaea, Nadima found that there were few options for comfortable practice pants that were also fashionable enough to wear in restaurants and clubs after practices. She wanted a way to transition from different venues without having to take different clothes with her for each place. After working on costuming for the resident dance troupes, Reflections and Patchwork Silks, as well as her own costuming in Medieval and fantasy clothing design for Belegarth, Nadima began working on her pants design. This exploration could not have come at a better time. Another member of the studio, Bastet, approached Nadima about beginning a Gothic Fusion duet now known as Maelstrom. They decided to use Fabulous Pants as one of the bases of their unique costuming. Nadima makes these pants and other items available for your bellydance needs. She is concerned not only with the beauty of design but also with quality fabrics, notions, and workmanship.