blue kalamkari tunic

The details of the embroidery on the yoke in red fabric. this is filling pattern as seen on the pattern drawing posted before. The embroidery was done in double running stitch with red and beige threads.

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The completed yokes placed together-

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The yokes placed over the tunic fabric

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The tunic and yokes were then given to the tailor for sewing, which he did very well with a neck pattern

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I have worn this tunic with blue salwar [Indian pants], and I like the border design better than the filling design . The antique sequins matched well with the yoke and the tunic.

More details on this two part yoke of the kalamkari tunic.

After working a variation of Rhodes stitch around the border in red thread, fly stitches are worked on the sides of the Rhodes stitches.

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Two rows of buttonhole stitches are worked on the inner borders with tunic fabric colour thread.

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Round antique gold sequins were attached between the buttonhole stitches.

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Details of the embroidery on red fabric and the completed tunic will be on the next post.

This tunic fabric is handloom cotton, block printed with kalamkari colours and motifs. These colours  match well with dark blue jeans. The fabric-

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later,When the yoke pattern was chosen , it became a salwar top. This is very simple yoke design done on two fabrics-red and blue. The yoke pattern-

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The central filling pattern was embroidered in red fabric and the border was worked in red fabric.
The border was first worked in vertical and horizontal Rhodes stitch-

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