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.


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!

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


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


The border and the dupatta together-


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.


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


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


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.


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-


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-


The embroidery on my next post…