white and red tunic


The cross stitch border patterns are completed on this red aida fabric. As usual the tunic and the borders were given to the tailor for sewing.
The fully finished tunic now looks like this-

 

white and red tunic

 

another picture with the both yoke and the sleeves-

white and red tunic -2

Three medium sized pleats were stitched on both sides if the yoke. the close up of the yoke-

white and red tunic -closeup

I have worn this tunic a few times, either with leggings or salwar. Most of my tunics, have an Indian look, because of the ethnic embroidery I work on them, but this tunic is different, the cross stitch embroidery and the pattern  are not from India.

After completing the yoke for this white tunic, I started with the sleeves. the centre pattern of the yoke was not worked in the sleeves. Other than that, the same floral border pattern is worked in cross stitch.
The WIP on the sleeves-

white and red tunic -WIP sleeves

 

The completed border on the sleeves-

white and red tunic- sleeves

The yoke and sleeves before being attached to the tunic looks like this.

white and red tunic - yoke and sleeves

The tunic on my next post.

After working with light golden colour skein, the florals are worked in half-white colour thread.
Only these two colour threads are used to work this cross stitch border pattern on this tunic. I completed the yoke first, and then started on the sleeves. The yoke with WIP of the florals-

white and red tunic-WIPyoke

The cross stitch pattern on the  yoke, when completed looks like this-

white and red tunic- yoke closeup

 

The working of the sleeves on my next post.

I worked cross stitch pattern from an antique cross stitch E-book on red aida cloth. This red was actually too bright for the half-white tunic fabric. After seeing some ethnic tunics, which had this bright red embroidery on white tunics, I thought , this might work out fine.
I started the cross stitches with light golden colour cotton skein . which was seen on my last post.
The next stage –

white and red tunic -WIP2

the pattern is still continued with the same golden colour thread-

white and red tunic- WIP3

this is the yoke part.More on my next post.

I had this linen fabric in half- white. For this I wanted to do a cross stitch patch for yoke and sleeves. The idea came from seeing some tunic designs. I did not have red and white combination in tunic. Generally red is quite common in Indian fabrics, we keep stumbling upon red colour in every other corner. I try not use red, but an exception ws made for this tunic. After seeing some ethnic European tunics, I decided to use red colour aida cloth for working the cross stitch.
The pattern was taken from one of the e-books down loaded from antique pattern library.the same border pattern is used for both yoke and sleeves. I just altered the pattern to suit the curve on the yoke White and light gold colour thread were used to work the cross stitch. I did not want to use too many colour contrasts in this project.
The yoke started like this-

white and red tunic- WIP1