I had these white[a creamy white, really!] cotton fabric and a blue cotton fabric with a small zari border .
I wanted to mix and match these two with a fully embroidered yoke.
Then, for the design-it was traditional floral pattern, with borders.
then the final thing -the embroidery itself- for this the choice was ‘Kantha’ work, thought it would be easy to fill with running stitches .
How wrong I was! Though the stitching was a breeze, it really took a long time to finish this tunic,including the sleeves.
I used light and medium shades of this turqoise blue, here and there I also used blue silk thread.
This is the closeup of the embroidery-
Now for the finished tunic, the blue zari border is used in sleeves and the slit over the sides-
The other sleeve is not seen here, but it is there!
Iam so very fond of this blue colour, and tend to use this wherever possible, hope will be content now, having used it fully on this white[?] tunic.
Another small piece of unnecessary information- the tailor stitched the sleeve patterns upside down, I still can’t fathom why?