Showing posts with label anarkali suit tutorial. Show all posts
Showing posts with label anarkali suit tutorial. Show all posts

Thursday, October 1, 2015

24 Panel Anarkali Tutorial

complete tutorial on 24 panel anarkali including drafting, cutting and sewing
Today I am showing you 24 panels anarkali tutorial. This is different from my earlier tutorial, which was made with less cloth. In this anarkali total 24 panels are used 12 for front side and 12 for back side. Cutting of 20 panels is  same and 4 side panels is different. Draft of this is as shown below.
how to draft 24 panel anarkali

you have to add 1/4 " on both side of each panel, hence 1/2'' extra cloth is required for every single panel.
A-B is a shoulder width, if it is 14" you have to take 20" for front as well as back side.
F-G is a waist measurement, same method will apply on.
Bottom width of each panel is upto you it can be from 5-8".
For cutting panels or kalis you have to take 2 sheets of newspaper attach them
and take whole length of your anarkali. With the help of  image make a draft according to your measurements. cut only  one single center panel and one side panel , place these panels on cloth and
cut 20 panels of center panel and 4 side panels.
various steps invovled in making 24 panel anarkali including front patch
Sewing Instructions:
First join 10 center  panels by taking one straight and one slanting panel part
and then join 2 side panels on both side.
Prepare the back side in the same way.
Place them on each other fold them, make draft of shoulders, neck andarmhole.
If you have to attach a patch on front side, first attach patch on front side, you
can make design of your choice, I have used cloth buttons and loops made
with dori.
Attach shoulder parts, prepare back neck with the help of bais binding.
At the bottom part attach border or lace whatever you like.
Note: Anarkali's side shape is similiar to A - line, hence if you try to attach
border on top of fabric you will find it difficult because of its circular shape so
we attach border on the edge of fabric, this will increase kurta's height , at the corners add extra border to give proper shape as seen in this picture.
how to attach border on bottom or ghera of anarkali
stitch from armhole till bottom on bothsides.
Finally attach sleeves, your 24 panels anarkali is ready.
 I have prepared this 24 panels anarkali with cotton sari, for this I have to cut
upper and lower borders first and then panels.
Front patch is made with sari border and border is also used on sleeves.
I hope you will find this tutorial helpful.

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.


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 .