Actually,This tunic is the last of the series, these pictures were hidden some other place!
I had two dupattas-1. red , block printed in black.2. An ikat weave-in black,red and white combination.
They were bought on two different occasions, couldn’t resist both.
I wore a plain black salwar set, and another red salwar set –to go with the duppatas.
An idea came- to have a white salwar, embellished with embroidery in red on black cloth[ this cloth to be attached to the salwar as yoke and sleeves]
I wanted full sleeves for the tunic[salwar] with 8 inch embroidery, and a small yoke.
One inch border patterns were chosen. Later another idea came, to attach a red fabric in between with black embroidery on it.
Embroidery-kutchwork, herringbone filling , variations of a few line stitches-chain, fly, chained feather, stem.
The pattern for the sleeves was drawn on graph and the pattern for yoke was drawn on blank paper.
The top half of the sleeves-

red kutch on black detail-1

The bottom half-

red kutch on black

The yoke-

redkutch on black-yoke

Wearing full sleeves with embroidery is not ideal for hot cities like Muscat or Chennai, still I try to wear this set as often as possible. Ironically, I don’t wear those duppattas for this set, it is too heavy!. I wear it with black, red or white plain chiffon duppatta!

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