The tunic fabric is mangalagiri cotton with maroon and  yellow stripes.

yelmarmirt-fabric

yelmarmirt-fabric

I came across a geometric border on a tunic in a shop. This was a printed border. I wanted use this design idea for embroidery on tunic. This inspired pattern had both mirror and kutch work elements.

yelmarmirt-pattern

yelmarmirt-pattern

Starting with metallic thread and small kutch elements.

yelmarmirt-1

yelmarmirt-1

Chain stitch outline in green thread.

yelmarmirt-2

yelmarmirt-2

The same green thread is used for continuous kutchwork design.

yelmarmirt-3

yelmarmirt-3

Medium square mirrors were stitched on this embroidered border.

yelmarmirt-4

yelmarmirt-4

It was hard to take a straight picture of this tunic, because of the mirrors.

yellow maroon mirrorwork tunic

yellow maroon mirrorwork tunic

The detail of the sewn tunic with embroidery.

yelmarmirt-det

yelmarmirt-det

This being a geometric design, it also was an inspiration for this black work border. I have not used this pattern.

yelmarmirt- blackwork pattern

yelmarmirt- blackwork pattern

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This mirror work yoke was done in 2012. The idea was to have a filing pattern made of mirrors. I had small and big square mirrors which were ideal for drawing the pattern on 2mm graph paper.

100 mirror yk-pattern

100 mirror yk-pattern

The tunic was deep red with block printed yellow motifs. Deep red fabric was chosen to work mirrors. Two colours were based on the tunic- deep red and yellow. Green colour was also added to give it and full Indian ethnic look. The outlines were done in chain stitch. The detail.

100 mirroryk-detail

100 mirroryk-detail

I wear a yellow leggings with this short tunic otherwise called short kurthi. The tunic-

100 mirror yoke tunic

100 mirror yoke tunic

when I counted the number of mirrors on the pattern,it came to 100, so the name stuck.

I had this lovely plain blue linen tunic. Though the colour and the fabric was good, it was too plain. I wanted an embroidery which will not subdue the blue.
I had heard that, when mirrors are worked with lighter tint of the base colour, it adds elegance to the piece.
Merging these two ideas, a pattern for using small square mirrors was drawn on graph paper [76 mirrors]. The mirror fitted exactly within 1 cm square.

mirror on blue linen-pattern

mirror on blue linen-pattern

The outlines were worked in light blue silk thread, and the mirrors were stitched in cotton skeins.the embroidery details.

mirror on blue linen-emb detail

mirror on blue linen-emb detail

The tunic-

mirror on blue linen tunic

mirror on blue linen tunic

I recently bought a printed white salwar with blue[same blue] and light green florals. The tunic and the salwar match well.
I did not post the details of some of these tunics when they were worked. The details of the work when it was in progress are not available for these tunics. I am sharing the pattern and the completed tunics.