The chikan work embroidery is common in Indian state of Uttarpradesh. The embroidery is predominantly shadow work, but other stitches are also used. The chikan work is done on sarees, tunics, salwar suits, dupattas … .Pastel colours and white fabrics in soft cotton, chiffon, silk, crepe are commonly used for this work.
I wanted to explore some simple stitches in chikan work on this tunic. The fabric was light blue soft cotton. Pistil stitch was the main stitch, other stitches were-back stitch, herringbone filling [shadow work], berry stitch.
The colours were a shade of green I think it is called teal, but I am not sure. The centre detail-
The tailor marked the front for me to trace the pattern. This tunic has a high neck design
The motif details-
The motif pattern, this can be used as a single motif too.
The full embroidery pattern
The shop bought chikan work tunic has more embroidery, but I preferred this minimal work. Earlier I had done this chikan work on tunics they are here