Tops – Choli
When buying a choli top, be sure to check the back view. The classic ATS choli tops have an open back, with ties above and below - and that means no bra underneath! If you need more support, you may need to look for one with a closed back, or with a broader band at the bottom edge.
It's always best to buy a choli top that's made specially for dancing. The sleeves on fashion tops and even Indian cholis can be tight around the armholes, which will restrict your movement.
Choli Tops on eBay
It's hard to find ATS choli tops on eBay - most are shrugs or tie tops. If you want the classic look, consider making your own (instructions below).
The Black Swan Tribe (from Western Australia) has kindly offered this free choli pattern:
As you can see from the photo on the right, the finished product looks pretty good.
Please note that you may copy, share or print out their pattern BUT you may not sell it.