Sunday, February 21, 2010

Simple Kurthi & Angarakha style kurthi






Kurthi is shorter version of simple Kameez. Usually its length reaches the hips. It can be stitched with various types of fabric. It can be stitched short or long with various types of neck and sleeves. Draft of Kurthi is same as the draft of simple kameez except for its length. The length of Kurthi is measured from the nape of neck to hip.

Angarakha style Kurthi is one such variation. It's got a specific cut to it, in which it opens from the front and overlaps to the side, and is typically tied with a hook or a dori

Method of drafting simple Kurthi

Prepare a draft by following the method of drafting Simple kameez .Shorten its length till hip-line or to taste.This is Kurthi draft.

Method of converting simple Kurthi draft to Angarakha stye Kurthi

Back

Keep the back as it is.There is no change.

Left front

Step 1

Place the draft of Kurthi front on a sheet of paper and draw the out line. Add 2”allowance outside the center front line A-B.

Step 2

Change the neckline to curved V shape.as shown in figure 1


Right front

Step 1

Fold the extension of the Kurthi left front (just now prepared) back on the line A-B. Place it on a folded sheet of paper such that line A-B falls on the fold of the sheet of paper. See figure 2

Step 2

Draw the outline of the draft.Cut along the line and open the fold. Shape the neck curve extension the as shown in the figure by dotted line. This divides the draft into two parts-Part 1 and part 2.

Step 3

Cut and remove the shaded part 2 .The remaining portion part 1 is Kurthi right front.

Sleeves

same as Kameez sleeves





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9 comments:

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Sangeet said...

Hello vani how are you doing?

Well i have 2 things to ask you..
1. A halter neck dress
2. Saree blouse

Can you please post the drafts for these two ?

saba said...

Hi,Vani

can you please post the draft for
choridar pajama and how to cut and stitch it.
thanks

Katarzyna said...

Dear Vani,
I have been looking for angarkha patterns for such a long time - it seems I'm close, but it's still very confusing for me what exactly should I do... Is there any chance you could post a A-Z way of sewing an angarkha, like on mughal miniatures but in hindu style, that means tied on the left side, as traditional as possible? I've read there should be no stitch in the waist, i.e. it should be made of one length of material. Please help :)
Thank you, you're doing a wonderful job sharing all this with us!
best regards,
kasia

Katarzyna said...

Dear Vani,
I have been looking for angarkha patterns for such a long time - it seems I'm close, but it's still very confusing for me what exactly should I do... Is there any chance you could post a A-Z way of sewing an angarkha, like on mughal miniatures but in hindu style, that means tied on the left side, as traditional as possible? I've read there should be no stitch in the waist, i.e. it should be made of one length of material. Please help :)
Thank you, you're doing a wonderful job sharing all this with us!
best regards,
kasia

poongodhai said...

hi vani iam poongodhai from panruti, cuddalore district
till now i stitched pattiala pant ina simple manner but now i got the original formate thank u

poongodhai said...

hi vani iam poongodhai from panruti cuddalore district iam asmall tailor now i learnt how to stitch a patiala salwar similarly iwould like to know about the cuttori blouse too will u help me with measurements

Amina Tamrakar said...

Dear Vani, please share your opinion how hard it is to sew saree blouse with beginner sewing skill, I will eagerly wait for your response. Thank you

vani said...

Sewing is not difficult.But getting good fitting is a little bit difficult,