This tunic is a medium blue, hand loom woven ikat fabric. I wanted to wear this as short top [kurthi] over jeans or trousers. And the idea was to use, an ethnic design which had bold geometric elements. The tunic fabric

blue ikat-fabric

The yoke fabric was in dark pink.

blue ikat-yoke frabic

An Mexican,[ or early Indian] pattern was chosen for embroidery. Then this was drawn to suit my requirements. With the yoke fabric being dark, I did not use bold colours for embroidery.
The first thread colour was dark pink, this shape will be outlined later with cream colour thread. The filling of shapes were done with surface satin stitches[ or phulkari as in ethnic Indian embroidery].


The working of this ethnic pattern will be continued on my next post.