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Anarkali tutorial (model 1) Measurements: Full length Waist length Waist Round Chest round Shoulder Neck Sleeve length Sleelve round arm Top Sleeve round Armhole round Front (0-1) = waist length + 1/4"(0-2) = 1/8 chest round + 2"(2-3) = 1/4 chest round + 1"(1-4) = 1/4 waist round + 1/2"(0-5) = 1/2 shoulder(5-6) = 1/2" down (shoulder slope)(0-7) = 1/12 chest round (neck width)(0-8) = Front neck depthcut along (8-2-1-4-3-6-7) for frontadd seam allowance for shoulder = 1/2" add seam allowance for sides = 1" Back(0-1) = waist length + 1/4"(0-2) = 1/8 chest round + 2"(2-3) = 1/4 chest round + 1"(1-4) = 1/4 waist round + 1/2"(0-5) = 1/2 shoulder(5-6) = 1/2" down (shoulder slope)(0-7) = 1/12 chest round (neck width)(0-8) = back neck depth x = midpoint of (6-a) cut along (8-2-1-4-3-x-6-7) for backadd seam allowance for shoulder = 1/2" add seam allowance for sides = 1" for back open, (1-8) on open side finally attach zip.

Skirt ( half umbrella) (0-1) , (0-2) & (0-3) = 1/ 3 waist round (1-4), (2-5) & (3-6) = full length - waist lentgh + 1" Indianattire.com. Indianattire.com. CHURIDAR KURTA - BenzerWorld. Includes kurta, churidar and dupatta. Item can be customised to your desire, please email using the inquire button or email us at inquiry@benzerworld.com Care Instructions: Never Machine-wash. It should be either delicately hand washed or dry cleaned. Store the garment in a cool dry place. Do not store silks with zari/metal yarns in plastics, plastics react with and turn the zari dark. Zari will also oxidize if in contact with humid air, they are best protected in cotton lined boxes or covers. Indianattire.com. Indianattire.com. Dinorah Herrera. Gazals-blog. Embroidery. Embroidery is an ancient variety of decorative needlework in which designs and pictures are created by stitching strands of some material on to a layer of another material.

Most embroidery uses thread or wool stitched onto a woven fabric, but the stitches could be executed in, for example, wire or leather strands, and embroidery can be worked onto many materials. Non-woven traditional materials include leather and felt, but modern textile artists embroider on many non-traditional materials such as plastic sheeting. Often, specific embroidery stitches are used. Hand embroidery is embroidery done without the help of a sewing machine or similar electric tool. Hand embroidery is used by traditional artists who are skilled in their craftmanship and have inherated the art embroidery from their ancestors.

Nowadays, machine embroidery has replaced hand embroidery as machine embroidery saves a lot of time and hard work. Machine embroidery has become a vast subject on its own. Kantha Embroidery. Tutorial: Indian Shisha (mirror) Embroidery. Shisha (the Hindi word for “little glass”) embroidery is also known as mirror-work or abla embroidery. Originally, pieces of mica were used as the mirrors, but later, thin blown-glass pieces were broken and used. Today, small mirrors are commercially available for shisha embroidery. If you use these, make sure to file the edges first so the mirrors aren’t sharp. I like using paillettes, those large sequins with a tiny hole in the side. They’re extremely lightweight, not sharp at all, and readily available in many colors. They worked perfectly in my “Local pride” apron. I also think it would be really neat to use coins from around the world in shisha embroidery.

I’ve recently gotten really into playing with embroidery, and I decided to at the very least do this one tutorial to share my love of the art form with you all. Gather your materials. Enjoy! Panel Dress (full panels) Panels: Fold your fabric at full length (A-H), draw and cut 1 panel as shown in Figure 1. Then replicate remaining panels from the first one. Now join them all together. There should be same number of panels at both front and back side. Once done it will look like Figure 2. You can start drafting the dress now. Drafting Instructions: (Outline) A-B = ½ shoulder A-C = ¼ bust – 1” Square down A,B,C,D C-E = ¼ bust + 1”, join C to E A – F = nape to waist (see how to take body measurements) F – G = ¼ waist + 1” A – H = Knee length + 5” (Shaping) Mark and join H – I with straight line Mark point H1 in the middle of H - I Join G – I with sloppy line Join H1 – I1 with a curved line (Neckline) A – J = 1/12th bust A – L = back neck depth 2” - 4” , shape J – L with a round curve A – K = front neck depth 5” – 6” , shape J – K with a neckline of your choice (Armholes) B – M = ½” , join J – M Mark point N in the middle of B- D, joint M,N,E with a curve line for back armhole Stitching: Stitch both the sleeve ending.

LEARN STITCHING: KURTA. Kurta is a north Indian costume which matches to any bottom. Let's see how to stitch a kurta. Now I,ll instruct you how to stitch a kurta like the one below. The materials required to stitch a kurta are cloth, pattern , scissors, inch tape , marking chalk and paper. Always it is adviced to prepare a stitching pattern before going on to the real cloth to be stitched. Check the churidar post so that you can get an idea of how to prepare a stitching pattern. First fold the cloth breadthwise then fold lengthwise. Mark on the cloth using marking chalk.

Next cut the sleeve part . Next join the shoulders , then stitch and join the sleeves. Next fold and stitch the bottom. Actually the above one is recycled from my old night dress. I just took about thirty minutes to finish this kurta. If your crazy of stitching your own dress , then you can extend still more to become a fashion designer. LEARN STITCHING: CHURIDAR. Now let us see how to stitch a churidar like the above. Stitching a chudithar top is easy . Accurate measurements , some practice will help you to stitch anything well.

The above is the stitching pattern for the churidar , I've given the readymade measurement for the above . * full length = 105 cm * Narrow waist = 39 cm * Bust level = 25.5 cm * shoulder = 38 cm * chest = 92 cm * Waist = 72 cm * Hip = 100 cm * sleve legth = 25 cm measurements according to the diagram * 1-2 = full length + 3 cm = 108 cm * 1-6 = arm hole = (chest/4)-2.5 = (92/4)-2.5 = 20.5 cm * 6-7 = chest loose = (chest/4)+2.5 = 25.5 cm * 1-10 = narrow waist = 39 cm * 2-11 = bottom = (chest/4)+10=33 cm * 1-3 = neck breadth = chest/12 = 7.6 cm * 1-5 = front neck = chest/8 = 11.5 cm * u can keep the same length for back neck else back neck = chest/12 = 7.6 cm * 3-8 = shoulder = shoulder/2=38/2 = 19 cm Now using the below pics you can have an idea how to stitch a churidar top. LEARN STITCHING: ANARKALI CHURIDAR. Hi guys, this is an anarkali model churidar which i sewed recently.

Let me explain u the model. Its a kinda churidar in which the top is a combination of a princess blouse and a umbrella skirt. Ive already discussed them seperately, plz check them for verification. The blouse is similar to the sari blouse model but i didnt use the patti part (it depends, if u wish u can for the stiffness around the lower breast) Ive used 2 types of cloth one is a dark brown cloth for the breast(1m) and pant(2m) another one is the light cotton material(5m) for the umbrella part and the sleeves. Ok the above picture is the breast part in which front and the back sides are cut and i have sewed 2 darts on either side of the front part one is opposite shoulders and other is on the armhole. Fine now lets come to the umbrella part, First u need to decide the lenght of the umbrella part. Breast length = 13" (" --> inch)umbrella length = 30" + 5" for waist I spent Rs.750 and took a day to sew it.

LEARN STITCHING: HOW TO STITCH SARI BLOUSE. Learn to stitch the indian sari blouse used for sari costume. The method to stitch a blouse is very easy. The pattern is useful in stitching a cut blouse. Lets use a readymade measurement to stitch the blouse (refer above diagram). I have used measurements in centimeter, You can do it with inch measurement. * chest = 91 cm * full length = 38 cm * Across back = 35 cm * sleeve length = 25 cm FRONT PART* A - B = full length = 38 cm * A-C = arm hole = (chest/4)-4 = (91-4)/4 = 18.7 cm * C-D = chest loose = (chest/4)+2.5 = (91/4)+2.5 = 25.2 cm * A-I = front part = chest/3 = 91/3 = 30.3cm * A-E = shoulder = AB/2 = 35/2 = 17.5 cm * A-F = Neck Breadth = (chest/12)+1.5 = 9 cm * A-H = Front Neck = chest/8 = 11.3 cm * K-B = patti part = full length-front part=7.7 cm PATTI PART (K-B part in the above diagram) * A-C = full length = 11 cm * A-B = patti width * A-B = sleeve length = (chest/4)+2.5 * A-C = sleeve width = (chest/4)+2.5 * E-D = (chest/4-4) Now let's see how to stitch the sari blouse.

Anarkali salwar set top. Anarkali salwar top has two portions, bodice portion and skirt portion.It is figure-hugging till the upper torso and below that, it turns into a frock and gets a lot of flare.Length of the bodice will be up to lower border of the ribcage . Anarkali suits are worn with churidars . This dress can be stitched with plain sleeve, ¾ sleeve, full sleeve or sleeveless. Skirt can be gathered,pleated , flared , half circular or circular. Circular cut skirt is also called umbrella skirt. There will be no side seams and no gathers in the waist.It requires material with wider width. If material with wider width is not available it can also be stitched by joining two pieces together such that joint comes at the back of the skirt.Anarkali dress looks good if it is stitched with flowing material like chiffon method of drafting Measurements need Chest Waist Shoulder Bodice length- measured from shoulder line near the neck to the lower border of the ribcage.

Body front and back Skirt Sleeves refer here Layout. Anarkali dress top with panels. Using basic Anarkali top bodice draft various other styles of Anarkali tops can be drafted .Anarkali top with panels is one of them. Even in this there are two types. In one type Panels flare from the bust line. In the other panels flare from the waist line. Anarkali top with panels flaring from the bust line Method of drafting Step 1 Place the draft of the front and back of bodice of Anarkali top on a paper as shown in the figure 1 Fold of the draft should fall on the fold of the sheet of paper.Trace the out line of the draft.Mark back and front shapes of armhole and neck.Remove the draft. step 2 On the fold of the paper mark point Y such that A –Y is equal to the length of the dress. Step 3 Transfer these lines to the fold of the paper which is below keeping carbon paper between the folds of the paper.

Step 4 Divide draft into panels by cutting along lines X-X' , W-W' and V-V' and separate the panels as shown in the figure 4. step 5 Method of adding flares to the side panels Stitching. A line Kurthi. Simple kameez draft can be modified to A line Kurthi by making following changes. The length of Kurthi is measured from the nape of neck to hip or to taste. Shape of the side is should be changed. This dress can be stitched with or without waist darts. Figure 1 is the draft of simple kameez. Pink dotted lines show the changes that are made. A-Z = Length of Kurthi Draw perpendicular from the point Z. Z-X=D-F +2½”. Sleeve Draft of the Kurthi sleeve is same as draft of the Simple kameez sleeve. Method of cutting chudidar by preparing a bias bag (method 2) Turn the bag in such a way seams do not fall on the portion below the knee. Draft is placed on the bias bag as shown in the figure and pattern pieces are cut.

The green dotted line is the stitching line on the bag,behind the draft Practice preparing the bias bag with some waste material and then do the actual one. Chudidar pyjama Method 1. Cudidar pyjama is a pyjama with fullness at the top and tightly fitted below the knee level. Length of the pyjama will be more than the actual length .There will be gathers below the calf.Chudidar goes well with Anarkali top. Chudidar is cutting is done on bias .It can be done in two ways. Method 1.By keeping the draft on the material in bias Method 2.

By preparing a bias bag. Measurements 1.Full length 2.Seat 3.Knee round 4.Bottom round Instruction for drafting A-D =full length D –E = for gathers =3 to 5” or to taste E-F =I” for folding. Method 1. In this method draft is placed on the material in bias. Cutting Chudidar on bias. High "V" neck blouse. How to draft princess seam blouse from basic sari blouse draft. Method of stitching sari blouse. Method of stitching Katori Blouse. Adithis Amma Sews - Cute Confessions of a Sew Addict: Saree Blouse - Bust Darts - Measurements. Adithis Amma Sews - Cute Confessions of a Sew Addict: Tutorials - Enjoy! Adithis Amma Sews - Cute Confessions of a Sew Addict: Saree Blouse Pattern Draft 1 - Enjoy. Adithis Amma Sews - Cute Confessions of a Sew Addict: Saree Blouse Sewing/Stitching Tutorial.