Saturday, July 12, 2014

Anarkali : Cutting and Sewing Tutorial

learn to stitch anarkali suit
Anarkali is a multipanel kurta, numerous panels provide this attire a gorgeous look. Different types of anarkali’s can be drafted  with slight variation in cutting and sewing.
1 Half panel anarkali
2 Full panel anarkali
3 Traingle panel anarkali
4 Horizonatal panel anarkali
5 Single piece anarkali
In this tutorial I am showing you the simple and easy method of making full panel anarkali kurta with 8 panels each side.  This method of cutting applies only for the cloth which is plain or with same print on whole cloth. If cloth print is in certain direction from top to bottom or in certain direction after stitching panels will shown in opposite direction. In this type of print more cloth is required.
In this kurta I have attached a 8” piece of yoke over the full panels from both side this is easily seen in first picture.

Instructions.

Take whole length of cloth, fold the cloth. I have used 2.5 metres of cloth .Measure 46 “ as a length(mine is 45”+ 1” for folding). With the help of picture first draft panels and cut them accordingly. 16 panels(8 for front and 8 for back) are required.
instructions to draft anarkali panels
draft of panel of anarkali

A to B is length from shoulder to waist, B to F will constitute waist width after attaching all kalis.
From top each panel is 2.5” and bottom part is width is 7.5”. Its full ghera or width is 110”.
final look of attached anarkali panels

Attach kalis or panels and prepare front and back parts, now basic cloth is ready for cutting.
According to your measurements mark normal kurta pattern (for detailed instructions you can refer to my earlier post How to stitch kurta salwar top.
cutting anarkali panels

Sewing instructions:

In this kurta I  have attached 8” yoke cloth over top part of kurta.
First of all prepare neck pattern. Attach shoulder part.
Attach side lines from armhole to bottom.
 Attache the sleeves. Finish the bottom part by shaping it, (cutting excess cloth) fold the bottom, you can also attach border or lace to it. Your full panel anarkali kurta is ready .

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Sindhi Embroidery Neck Design

design of sindi embroidery for kurta neck
Sindhi Embroidery Neck Pattern <
Today I am showing you neck pattern of Sindhi Embroidery. The basic building block of this neck pattern is square pattern of sindhi embroidery which is covered with outer design filled with simple satin stitch and is forming complete motif.Whole neck pattern comprise of nine motifs. Instructions: To make this pattern you have to perform the following steps.

  •   First of all draw the ouline of neck(considering you neckline’s depth may be 6” or 6 and ½ “) 
  •  Draw a single pattern on paper.

step by step instructions for neck pattern
  • Make a mark on the center of neck.
  • With the help of pin fix carbon paper and design paper on cloth.
  • With pencil draw the design, trace marks of design will appear on paper.
  • Now proceed towards the left or right side of paper.
step by step instructions
  • Make marks for 4-5 patterns on both side (depend upon the depth of neck line)
  •  Follow the steps from 4-5 trace all the motifs on both sides.
  •  Trace of neck pattern is complete.
  •  Fill the outer design with the help of simple satin stitch.
  •  For inner sindhi embroidery design please refer to my earlier post that gives you the detailed instructions for this square pattern.in Sindhi Stitch Guide ( image no 5)

step by step instructions


  • Complete all the nine motifs with square pattern.
  • Finally make outline of neck with any fancy stitch. Notes: If you can first of all trace all nine motifs on single paper and then trace the entire design in one sitting on kurta. This way you don’t have to make adjustments or check marks while tracing the pattern. Some other suggestions of Sindhi Embroidery from my blog are Sindhi embroidery design on kurta.Sindhi embroidery border on kurta.
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