The tunic fabric is a block printed soft cotton in green. The fabric-
I wanted a yoke fully done in mirror work. With the help of a stencil this yoke pattern was drawn.
The yoke was worked on plain green fabric. The main colour was half-white. The other colours used were dark majenta and medium blue. The mirrors were worked in all the three colours. Other than the mirror work stitches, chain stitch was used for outlining. The completed yoke before going to the tailor.
The sewn tunic
The detail of the yoke-
Generally the mirror work in Indian ethnic embroidery is done in bold colours. Though I have used a few colours, this cannot be called bright. The tunic fabric also has a border in same colour.
I have seen tunics embroidered on these borders. It is definitely easier than copying and embroidering a border. But using embroidery loop can be done only by attaching another fabric to the border.
I found this blog through Facebook group, where this person has been resourceful about the Indian ethnic Chikankari embroidery. Preeti has given the name of the stitches and explained clearly with pictures how to work them.it could be useful for the people who are interested. Worth checking it out.