Last year when I went to Chennai, India, an idea was suggested –
That there is a wholesale shop for synthetic fabrics, printed, brocade .. that sort of thing.
Generally, I go for natural fabrics- cotton ,silk ,crepe..
But ,This time I decided to buy a few pieces.
One of these is this printed fabric-
The yoke for this was made in antique gold colour fabric[which was also from the same shop].
Pattern- the pattern is adapted from one of the antique patterns here.
Embroidery-couching and stones.
Thread- couching was done on dark red rimjim thread.
Though the fabric may not be ideal for summers here and Chennai, it has easy maintenance [just throw it into the machine and there is no colour running, great relief!]. There is lining for this tunic too.thus it doesn’t irritate the skin too.