The tunic fabric is white cotton printed with white motifs. The prints are not seen from far, but looks lovely when looked closely. A white pin tuck cotton fabric with pink floral print was chosen for salwar,
white pink Kashmiri work-salwar
The idea of this pattern was to fill up traditional Indian motif patterns with Kashmiri embroidery. There are three types of Kashmiri embroidery. This type is chain stitch filling. I wanted isolated symmetrical motifs to form this front panel. The pattern in two parts.
white pink Kashmiri work-pat1
The bottom part-
white pink Kashmiri work-pat2
The embroidery as mentioned earlier was chain stitch filling. The darkest pink was the first colour to be used.
white pink Kashmiri work- WIP
The embroidery detail around the neck.
white pink Kashmiri work- embdet1
The rest of the embroidery details.
white pink Kashmiri work-embdet2
The tunic set.
white pink Kashmiri work-set
The sleeves are bordered with salwar fabric.
white pink kashmiri work-tunic
I like this idea for two reasons, the embroidery filling and the space between the embroidery, which shows the white fabric. it was not easy to draw this pattern, still it was worth the time and effort put into it.