Showing posts with label salwar(bottom) sewing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label salwar(bottom) sewing. Show all posts

Friday, January 18, 2013


This black and white designer kurti is made with printed black & white cotton cloth with beautiful cut work the the lower side.(both front and back).
In this kurti collar has been attached to the neck.
I have taken ½ metre wide crochet lace purchased from market for making the patch.
25 cms white cotton cloth is being used for making the outline of the patch and rest is used for the lining of the back side.

Cutting Instructions:
First of all measure the length of kurti fold the whole cloth ( as cut work is on both sides) cut it into two parts.(vertically). This will make front and back part of kurti. This is very important  because we have to place the cutwork which is on the lower side of the cloth to the the upper side of back part.This is clearly illustrated in this picture.

Take the back side of the cloth measure the length of patch as required by you cut this part from the bottom.  ( preserve small 3” strip  of full width for sleeves.) Place white cotton fabric of same size to make a lining, stitch lining with piece (this will form a patch for back side)and finally stitch the patch with the rest of the cloth of back side.
Place both front and back part. Now make the drafting and cut according to measurements. For cutting instructions please refer to my earlier post HOW TO STITCH KURTA
As far as front part is concerned first cut the shape of neck place crochet lace as illustrated in picture. Take black and white stripes first stitch them together and then cover the patch as shown in design. 

In short first of all prepare front part , back part and sleeves. attach shoulders of front and back part., finish the neck and then add the collar, finally attach sleeves and  give fitting to the kurti.

 Hope you will find the instructions helpful.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


This is one of my favorite kurta decorated with floral lace pattern. 

Lace is used in sleeves ,U shaped neck and front bottom. 
kameez its neck and sleeves decorated with floral lace

The back side of the neck is covered with wide lace on two sides and one side is covered with floral lace this give it a unique pattern. Thin strips of the same cloth are attached to form a design. 

One thing I want to explain you that first you should stitch the whole kurta and complete the sleeves like you normally stitch and then attach the floral lace. If you find problem in adjusting the lace on the curve of neck. Please first attach it with hand and then machine stitch it.
Adjust the length of  bottom side of kurta according to lace, as floral lace is attached only on the front side of the kurta. Back side is plain. There is slight difference in length of front and back side.
For cutting and stitching instructions please refer to my earlier post how to stitch kurta

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Today I am showing you the 2 neck patterns.
Neck Pattern 1.
the first neck pattern is a front neck pattern in which double pink and white cord or dori has
been used, after adding piping to the neckline, cord is folded and added.
Neck Pattern 2

In this pattern red and yellow color strpes of cloth are added in a matt form, each stripe is
decorated with golden thread, gives the whole pattern a  embroidery look, after adding
border of red color to the round shape line, cord has been added to tie.
 In Both patterns one thing is common is the use of Cord or dori. In first neck pattern the
pattern itself is made from dori while in second pattern dori is attached , the process of
making dori in both patterns is same let me explain.

How to make Cord or Dori

For making dori you need 2 needles One big size and second (Picuture No.1)as small as it
can pass through the 1 one.
1- According to the length of cord take 1'' wide cloth and sew near to fold Picuture No.2
2- On the one edge to cloth place long needle(from back side) in between the cord(Picuture
3- With the Help of small neddle stitch cloth with big needle, it shold be tight, while streching
the joint should not be broken.(Picuture No.4) as per picture no.4 whole length of cloth
should be kept on big needle, it is important otherwise you will not be able to stretch the dori.
4- Try to strech the needle(Picture No.5-7) from the cloth and enjoy the fun.
After making for 3-4 times you will be able to make doris of your choice.

Friday, May 6, 2011


Sewing developed as a hobby of mine in 2010(not very old), I was inspired by my friend , perfect in sewing. I was not totally unknown to this art, but never tried to stitch my own dress, as their is a saying that "Necessity is the Mother of Invention" My tailor was always unable to understand my words, always there was something lacking in my dress.This is true reason for me to stitch a dress, and thus journey began. It gives you immense satisfaction that you are wearing a dress made by yourself. In this post I will show you step by step instructions to cut &   stitch salwar.
Usually when salwar is cut whole 2 metres cloth is folded in 4 layers and cut but I use a slight different method this cause "Ghera" or "Width"(width of leg) of salwar to maximum as per cloth.
 The measurements used in this tutorial are for example, you have to take your own measurements:
Basic Measurements Required:
1- Full length of salwar
2- Waist band length and width
3-Legbottom round width
When you measure add 1" extra for folding(for the upper folding of waist band add 2 1/2" extra , Please refer to figure NO. 8.


  • If full length is 41" take 34" of cloth. with the help of figure No. 1 cut the pieces.
  • Take rest of cloth(for 2 metres piece for salwar not the whole piece of cloth for suit, I hope you will understand) fold it with the help of figure No. 2 cut the cloth.
  • Stitch the pieces with the help of figure No. 3 and    4, 2 parts for both legs will the ready
  • Place "Baqram" in the leg bottom round   with desired stitches prepare "Paicha".  or "Mohri" of both legs. Please refer to figure No. 5.
  • Take one leg part fold it from the back side(wrong side) as per instructions in figure No. 6 stitch first and then cut (both layers are to the stitched and cut.)
  • Cut the "e" part as per figure No 7, and with the help of figure NO 8. attache all the parts and finally Salwar will look like as shown in figure NO.8.
While sewing salwar it will be beneficial to you that first take your best fitted Salwar and note down all measurements, this will help you proceed further.

      I hope that this post of mine will be beneficial to all those who want to stitch their own salwar. Please feel free to write down any comments , suggestions or queries. My next upcoming post will be "How to Stitch Salwar(TOP),  with few patterns of salwar kameez stitched by me. Please stay updated through e-mail subscription.