Friday, June 12, 2009

A new Salwar Kameez for me

I didn't feel like setting in sleeves in the Vogue top, so I decided to sew up a traditional salwar kameez. It's a pretty simple outfit to sew.

I decided to make a rounded neckline in the front, so here I've cut out the facing, fused it to the interfacing, and am going to sew the facing to the neckline. See the large rectangular piece of fabric with the hole cut in the middle?

I decided to make some bias to go around the neck. I use this little doodad which works great!

Here's one of the gussets sewn to the side pieces. Then I will sew up the side seam.

And here I've neatened up the slit up the side seam. Sorry for the pic.
Next, I'll make the salwar pants and a dupatta (scarf).
Here's some links to make the traditional, loose salwar pants. I prefer these in India because they are cooler!
If you like the much more fitted (from the knee down) churidar style pant, here's a tutorial for them: http://www.burdastyle.com/howtos/show/1730

2 comments:

Margie said...

Hello, what pattern do you use for sewing the Kameez? Thank you, Margie

derrydown said...

A great idea for folding the bias tape. I have a few of those in my craft box, for making braided rugs, but I never thought of using them just to fold fabric tape.