Friday, December 14, 2012

Method of stitching Dothi salwar




Measurements
 Waist
 Seat
 Full length
 Leg round
 Fabric required 3 meters of 42” wide cloth.
Fold the material in to half so that raw edges meet (Figure 1).
Folding the fabric



Once again fold the material on bias so that selvedges meet.(Figure 2).



. A triangle having 4 layers is formed .Let me call the triangle as ∆ PQR. (Figure 3).

Preparation of the draft




 On the selvedge point Q such that Q-R= Full length- waist piece length + 1”.
 On the side Q-R mark point S such that S-R =½ leg round or 8” to 9”.
Mark T such that Q-T = ⅟₆ th seat + ½”.
 From The point T draw a perpendicular T-V to the line Q-T such that V-T =2”.
 Q-U = V-T.
Shape the curve U-V. This is crotch.
From the corner P chop off a triangular piece such that P-X =P-W=3”.
Cut the fabric along the lines T-U-W-X.
This contains 2 leg pieces. From the remaining piece of fabric cut and prepare waist band as explained in the post “salwar with waist band.” (Figure 4)



 Stitching
 Figure 5

 Clip ¾” at the point S. Fold in ¼’ first and then½’and stitch complete leg opening.
Stitch along the line S-T having a seam of ¾”.put one more line of stitches on the same line.
 Stitch W-X.
 In the same manner stitch other leg piece .
Insert one leg piece in to the other keeping right sides together and stitch along the crotch seam from front to back. (Figure 6).



. Prepare waist band as explained in the post “salwar with waist band”. Pin W and W’ to the sides of the waist band and crotch seams U and U’ to the front and back of the waist band. (Figure 7).





 Attach front of the right leg piece to the waist band. Start pleating 2” away from the point W and stop near the crotch line. Pleats should turn towards the sides. In the same way attach the back side of the right leg piece to the back side of the waist band. Size and the number of pleats taken at back and front should be same. By doing so pleats take “U “ shape and fall one below the other at the sides( Figure 8 ).



In same manner Left leg piece is attached to the waist band. Dothi salwar is ready.
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23 comments:

admin said...

Thanks for this tutorial. I am going to try this for my daughter.

Tamanna said...

Thanks for this tutorial. I wanted to contact you regarding a tutorial - can you teach how to make a butterfly/kumkum salwar?

Thanks!

vineet said...

great! thanks! now I know how to stitch a dhoti salwar. Thanks again!

Ananthalakshmi said...

Hi Vani mam,

Wonderful to see your last three tutorials on samosa salwar, dothi salwar etc.,you have got really high energy to formulate a tutorial like these. For anything I stitch I refer your blog. Thanks for sharing.

Regards
Manjukps

Tamanna said...

Hi, Just wanted to let you know I have added dhoti salwar tutorial link on my website. http://bottomsetc.wordpress.com/. Thanks

Sowmya.S said...

Dear Ma'am,

Your blog is awesome..!!!

Klindly let me know about the class details.

Awaiting for your reply.

Thanking you
Sowmya.S

Sowmya.S said...

Dear Ma'am,

Your blog is awesome..!!!

Klindly let me know about the class details.

Awaiting for your reply.
My email add. is: sow127@rediffmail.com

Thanking you
Sowmya.S

vani said...

Hi Sowmya
I am sorry ,I am not taking classes.
Sewing is my hobby.

Roopa J Gowda said...

We can learn so easily that no need to go to any calss:)

Roopa J Gowda said...

We can learn so easily that no need to go to any calss:)

vani said...

Hi Seetha
Keep length and the leg opening more.By mistake
Your comment got deleted.I do not know how to retrive it.It will not be in the recycle bin.

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vani said...

Anarkali salwar top is umbrella frock.I have posted the method.Please see theright hand side of my blog.List of the posts is there.

Parvathy nathan said...

Thank you so much..... its really nice.. i am going to try it...

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C. Almeida said...

Vaniji, I'm so pleased to have found your blog. Your instructions are so precise and easy to follow. Thank you very much for sharing your expertise so generously.

I have a problem. In the step for making the waist band for the Dothi Salwar you tell us to refer to your instructions for "Salwar with waist band". I cannot find the latter in the list on the right side of your page. Where should I be looking? Thanks for your help.

C. Almeida said...

Vaniji, I'm so pleased to have found your blog. Your instructions are precise and clear. Thank you very much for sharing your expertise so generously.

I'm having a problem. In the instructions for Dothi Salwar, when it comes to preparing the waist band, you tell us to refer to the method shown in your post for "Salwar with waist band". I cannot find the latter post in the list on the right side of the blog. Where should I look? Thanks for your help.

vani said...


It is here


http://artvani-vani.blogspot.in/2012/11/salwar-with-waist-piece.html

Moulina Aditya said...

nice, i must try it

shreelatha said...

myself shreelatha i amm searching for the method of stitching designer blouse(saree)will you upload it i have the image of the blouse will i send it to you

Manogna said...

Hi vani garu..ur tutorials are very useful.
Eventhough i searched entire google i didnt get useful dhoti salwar tutorial.i like yours.
I had some doubts regarding this would you please let me know the answer..

I had my normal salwar length 38.so for normal salwar i used 32+2" for length of lower part and 6inches+2" for waist band .i will get total length of 38 after stitching.

If i take the same measurements for dhoti salwar but leg part lenth is reducing due to u shaped pleats .iam not getting the salwar length as 38 it was near to 25.

So how much length should i take on that triangular part to get the length 38 after stitching.??
And how much inner leg lengthshould i take i.e length below crochet??