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Salwar Kameez (indian clothes) patterns

Posted by on Feb. 16, 2009 at 7:38 PM
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 LOL So I've been looking all over and didn't find a website that has them all together...so here ya go. As promised Salwar Kameez how to. LOL when I make mine, I just tore apart one I had that fit me pretty good. Bought some linen and cut the linen to the shape mine was...now I have a linen pattern.

Salwar is the Pants, Kameez is the top, Dupatta is the long scarf. Enjoy and if you make them...post some pics here!

Salwar tutorial http://www.burdastyle.com/howtos/show/1664 
Another site http://www.indusladies.com/forums/sewing-tailoring-stitching/43110-sewing-tailoring-stitching-salwar-kameez.html
Measurement for Salwar bottom

Length - x (Take measurement from where you
tie
the knot till your desired length)

Seat - y (Around the seating area, hope you understand)

Leg Bottom round - approx 20"

Waist Band Length - 8" to 10"

0 to 1 - Length (-) waist band length+4" or 6" or 2" (can keep canvas for the bottom if you need)

0 to 2 - 1/3 seat (-) waist band length + 2"

2 to 3 - 1/3 seat + 2"

0 to 4 - 1/3 seat + 2"

1 to 5 - 1/2 leg bottom round + 1"

5 to 6 - 4"-3.5" or 6"-5.5" or 2"-1 .5" (According to 0 to 1 measurement)

3 to 7 - 3"

Waist Band

0 to 1 - Waist Band length + 2"

1 to 2 - Seat + 4"

0 to 3 - Seat + 4"

See the attachment for how to draw, cut and stitch.

Now that I have given you the measurements and the foldings before you cut. For stitching you need a separate session which you can do only on somebody's supervision. If you can do it by yourself, it is fine.

Kameez Pattern
SALWAR TOPS

Measurements

Length - from shoulder level to the desired length
Chest - around chest
Waist Length - shoulder level to "cup" fall point.
Waist width - around waist
Shoulder - shoulder left to right
Sleeve Length, Sleeve Width.

Description

0 to 1 - Length + 1.5"
0 to 2 - 1/4 chest (-1)"
2 to 3 - 1/4 chest + 2"
0 to 4 - Waist length + 1/2"
4 to 5 - 1/4 chest + 1" (or) 1/4 waist width + 1.5"
1 to 6 - 22" or 20" or 18"
(For Children - 1/4 chest + 8")
6 to 7 - 2"
0 to 8 - 1/2 Shoulder + 1/4"
8 to 9 - 1/4"
0 to 10 - 1/12 chest (or) 2.5" (or) 2.75" (or) 3"
0 to 11 - 3" (back)
0 to 12 - 6 " of 6.5" (Front)

SLEEVE

0 to 1 - Sleeve length + 1.5"
0 to 2 - 1/12 chest + 1/2"
2 to 3 - 1/4 chest (-) 1/2"
1 to 4 - 1/12 Sleeve Width + 1"
Join 1,4,3,0
0 to 5 - Centre of 0 to 3
5 to 6 - 1"
5 to 7 - Centre of 5 to 3
7 to 8 - 1/4"
3 to 9 - 1"

Neck pattern as per your wish.

by on Feb. 16, 2009 at 7:38 PM
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AmmuJSE
by Group Admin on Feb. 16, 2009 at 7:40 PM

These are a different style of pants. They are comfortable, because they are much baggier....LOL being in Bangladesh I had alot of my pants made this way as it allows more air to circulate in the pants....so it's kinda like walking air conditioning.

Action Shot


View of Top
- Recon from an old (Very old) t-shirt of mine cut off and bottom half being added to match the salwar


View of Salwar


Now lets move on to the tutorial

You would need the following measurements

Waist
Seat
Waist to Seat Length
Waist to Toe Length
Ankle Circumference

Side Piece Construction

0-1 = Length - (waist to seat)
0-2 = 1/3 Seat - (waist to seat)
0-5 = 1/2 Material width (44 inches width material preferred. Approx 3 metres required for adult, i made this one with an old dupatta (shawl) measuring 2 metres)
2-3 = 0-5
5-5' = 1/2 inch (to give a slant)
1-4 = 1/2 ankle circumference

Join 0-2-1-4-3-5'

This makes the Side piece. Cut 4 pieces (2 + 2 opposite sides)

Centre Piece Construction

0-1 = Length - (waist to seat)
width = 11 inches for adults (i have used 6" for my little daughter, the more the width, the more the number of pleats and hence more the fullness)

Cut 2 pieces of this center piece

Wasit Band Construction

0-1 = waist to seat
0-2 = 2 inches
width of waist band = 1/2 seat + 4" ( i have used 2" for my daughter)

Cut 2 pieces of Waist band

Bottom Cuff Construction

Height = 4 inches for adults ( i have used 2 " for my daughter)
Width = 1/2 ankle + 11 inches (for adults) ( i have used 6" for my daughter)

0-1 = Height
0-2 = 2 inches extra for waist string loop
1-4 = width

Cut 2 pieces of bottom cuff

Just to give a hint of how the cut pieces will look


Now lets get on with how to do it

Step 1: Join the side pieces with centre piece for each leg. As shown in below picture


Repeat it for other leg as well

After joining pieces for a single leg (side n center joined together) it will look like this


Step 2: Sew the waist bands together 1-2

Step 3: Fold the joined side n center piece and find the midpoint. from there gather on either sides of mid-point in such a way that the gathered piece's width equals width of 1 piece of waist band.

Repeat for other joined piece



Step 4: Sew the crotch of side piece A & Side piece B together.


Step 5: Place the right side of bottom cuff to the wrong side of joined side n center piece at the bottom, sew


Fold the cuff to right side of side n center piece and sew after hemming it.


Step 6: Sew the leg portion of Side piece A & Side Piece B separately


Step 7: Make a drawstring and insert it into the waistband loop.

Your patiala salwar is ready to wear.

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=233162.0 

AmmuJSE
by Group Admin on Feb. 16, 2009 at 7:42 PM

 Fullview


Salwar Close-Up

DeshiWife
by on Feb. 22, 2009 at 1:55 PM

Wow Stacey. This is great. I think anyone could figure out how to do a salwar kameez from this.Works for me! :)

AmmuJSE
by Group Admin on Feb. 22, 2009 at 2:20 PM


Quoting DeshiWife:

Wow Stacey. This is great. I think anyone could figure out how to do a salwar kameez from this.Works for me! :)

LOL it should work for you woman, We've made them before! Now if I can just find a good blouse for a saree tutorial I'll be set.

Hey Trish, I need your help on a pattern, I found an Abaya that I like...but can't figure out how to make a pattern for it...since I found it online LOL.

Get your butt back to Utah so you can help me, you had to go and move to canada!monkey

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