browntunic with orange dupatta


The embroidered fabric and the tunic were of the same colour, I felt it needed some more orange or red to give them some distinction.

brw&orange- emb&pipin fabric

I asked the tailor to attach a small piping made of this bright orange fabric to the neck and sleeves, which he did beautifully.

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The tunic set with dupatta.

brw&orange-tunic set

This tunic may not look as appealing as the cream tunic I saw at the shop, but I am happy!

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After working the fly stitches in three strands of green cotton floss, the mid line was worked in back stitch with red thread.

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The embroidery is completed on this tunic. the embroidered border-

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The border and the dupatta together-

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The alike kutch motifs on the neckline borders were worked in two shades of orange alternatively, after working with medium orange thread , the motifs were worked with light orange thread, I did not choose to weave these motifs, though weaving was possible.

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The designs in between the motifs were worked in fly stitches with green thread,

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The embroidery was worked with cotton floss and silk threads
After tracing the pattern on to a striped brown/yellow/green fabric, the outlines were worked in chain stitches first. Pictures were not taken at this stage, so a smaller version. The threads

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The geometrical pattern was worked in back stitch with red thread. Another small picture. the outline was done in chain stitch with variegated silk thread.

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After this , the embroidery process was recorded. The kutch motifs were worked in two shades of orange, chosen from the dupatta. Kutch motif with medium orange-

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The other motif was worked in light[peach] orange.

In India we get this kind of dupattas [long stoles] block printed on soft cotton fabric. I bought one such dupatta –

brw&orange- dupatta

The dupatta was on display on the shop, along with plain cream salwar set[tunic]. It was quite attractive. I took the dupatta alone and thought of embroidering a small border around the neck on a cream tunic. later thought that this combination was too common and discarded it and bought a plain brown[?] mangalagiri cotton.

brw&orange-tunic fabric

The idea of small border around the neckline remained. The neck pattern with kutch motif evolved-

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The embroidery on my next post…