The tunic is hand woven ikat cotton.
The embroidered yoke is borrowed from another tunic.I had a black mangalagiri with woven thread border. The border was attached to the yoke when it was sewn. Then the mirrorwork and embroidery was worked.. This is the flashback.
When I bought this red tunic ,the idea kept flashing –the yoke would look good on this. .So the old yoke was attached to the tunic top.
I attached the square and the triangle mirrors with black thread.[2 strands]
A decorative border with straight stitches and herringbone filling was done around the border.[3 strands]
The threads were anchor cotton skeins.

bla yoke red tun-1

This color combination is always a winner.

bla yoke red tun-2

bla yoke red tun-3

The tunics I have been posting were done  were done  few years ago. I never took pictures then. So the pictures which are taken now are all fully completed works.

 These days, I take pictures at  stages while I work on a tunic,.This is very useful to learn the progressive effects from a design pattern to the completed tunic.

Some more old tunics are still waiting.

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This tunic is in antique pink colour with vertical stripes in cream..The salwar was also the same fabric .
The colours were already decided as cream and dark pink.
I wanted a big motif for the centre.for this I chose a square cross stitch pattern and tilted it to an angle to get a diamond shape
.Drew the pattern on the graph paper and traced it on to the cloth., Then cross stitched the whole pattern.
I did the neckline with feather stitch
.Used 3 strands of cotton skeins throughout.

Cross stitched yoke on pink tunic

I had a grey dupatta[shawl] with red& white ikat border.To make it a salwar[Indian tunic] set,I bought a plain red handloom cotton fabric.

The pattern chosen was simple phulkari[suface satin ] border for neck&sleeves. I also found some novelty silver beads for the neckline[now they are easily available, earlier they were quite scarce,I was excited to acquire them.
For the neck-
3 lines of zigzag coral st[I was learning this stitch] and then two geometrical patterns were repeated throughout the neckline,then I attached these novelty silver beads.two shades of grey and off white colour threads were used.

grey in red tunic

For the sleeves-
Again a simple pattern, which matched the neck pattern,made with holbein [double running] stitch, and back stitch.

red&grey sleeves

Generally not too fond of grey colour,but this dupatta caught my eye, and with the matching beads, Very satisfying.