The pattern and embroidery in this piece was done after the tunic was sewn.
The fabric is handloom cotton in golden brown with yellow stripes.
After this I had a pattern and embroidery block- I couldn’t think of any pattern I wanted to do, and also no inspiration for any type of embroidery, it was not because of the tunic,it was just me.
Then , when the unfinished tunic started staring at me, I had to settle for something –
A traditional Indian pattern was chosen, a few mirrors were placed, and the tunic looks like this-

golden brown tunic-1

The anchor cotton skein in two strands ,colours-cream, dark red, orange, light green.
The close up-

brown tunic close up-1

brown tunic close up-2

embroidery wisdom-
Generally, the stripes in the fabric can be used for doing decorative row of stitches, without bothering to draw a pattern,
Some geometrical shaped pattern can also be done easily by marking with pencil.
But all that I had was a block. These things happen for a reason, even though I don’t know the reason.

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I can see an interest in this pattern and colours of this tunic. Actually orange fabric is just the yoke, it is outline with the border . and the tunic block printed cotton in white.
Earlier details of the yoke are here.
Moving on with rest of the yoke details-
I added straight stitches in white thread , in between the petals

Orange yoke-5

In this picture , the arrangement of sequins and various beads are seen-

Orange yoke-6

The embroidered pattern is the yoke and the top two sequined lines are for the sleeves.

Orange yoke-7

The main things have been detailed here. And completed tunic will be in the next post.