I wanted to try some blackwork border for tunic.This tunic is handwoven ikat fabric in white colour.I did the blackwork pattern on black fabric.
First , the whole pattern was drawn on a graph paper- A central panel, 2 side panels and 2 borders for sleeves.
The tunic looks like this-
Then I attached some antique beadhangings to the central panel.the closeup-
And for the side panels and sleeves, small silver colour beads were added. the closeup-
I could have used brighter pink thread,
while I was doing the embroidery,the pink looked ok. After attaching it to the tunic, it looks a bit dull.I am quite fond of this fabric.