yellow tunic with kutchwork paisley


The rest of the yoke-
As mentioned earlier, the rest of the yoke is designed as a continuation of the paisley pattern.
I drew semi-circles around the buttons, and worked them with mirrors, chain st and kutch work.
For the central motif, a regular kutch square, with mirrors were worked , around that motif, a chain stitch line and kutch work line , similar to paisley was worked . It was completed with kutch work in semi circle, and a single mirror.

yellow tunic - centre design

The tunic with fully embroidered yoke looks like this-

yellow tunic

I wear a black churidar or black tights for this tunic. I played safe in choosing the colours. This combination always works out fine. Whenever a design is borrowed [ in this case from a book] I tend to go with time tested colours .
I don’t know, whether this pattern can be called my own or not.
Earlier , I had worked a yoke , fully worked in kutch work in black. There , the fabric had more orange, this tunic fabric has more yellow.

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I have a book of embroidery patterns. In that I found a paisley pattern done in kutch work.

 The pattern included mirror work and outline stitch on it.
I have seen small paisley patterns in kutch work, this is a fairly medium size paisley.
An apt size for using as a part of yoke design. This  yoke design is a mixture of the pattern from the book and my own.
For the rest of the yoke design , I followed the paisley design and added a few mirrors, and kutch work motif for the centre.
It is a golden yellow colour tunic with stripes. It was already sewn with a small collar in black and red mangalagiri border.
I used the black ,red and yellow colour cotton skeins for the embroidery .
The paisleys-

paisley on the left side

The mirror image on the other side-

paisley on the right

The full yoke design on my next post.