After completing the yoke with couching , stones and beads, I placed the yoke on he fabric to see the effect-

tunic with couched yoke- yoke on tunic

Then the yoke was stitched on to the tunic by the tailor[who else?].It looks like this-

tunic with couched yoke

Most middle eastern women prefer this kind of long tunics, which they wear over full t-shirts. Here it is fine because we have air conditioning everywhere. but in Chennai, it is too hot to wear this kind of layered clothing, I suppose. I can wear it as a sleeveless top there. It is easier to maintain with the synthetic fabric .