Hi everyone! Please don’t read this if you have already commented and made your choices for the pattern giveaway; thank you so very much if you have. Let me say that at this time you have a VERY good chance of winning your preferred pattern bundle! If you have not entered the giveaway, and want to… Read More Mom Was a Little Girl Once, and Still Time for Entering Pattern Giveaway
Hi Readers! Thank you for visiting. Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving! The kurta is complete, and my Mother can now wear it — finally. If you missed the last post about cutting out a kurta, click right here. If you want to go further back and read general information about it, here is that post.… Read More Kurta Construction: Sew Done!
Hi Readers, thank you for visiting! Posted here for your pleasure are fabric and cutting details for the South Asian kurta. If you’ve missed earlier posts about it, you can read them here and here. Feel free to ask any questions in the comment section! Measurements: the only two needed measurements are shoulder width and desired length… Read More Kurta Construction: Cutting Out
It’s a small sartorial world, after all………….. Hi Readers, I hope you enjoy this post as much as I am having fun writing it. No, really. I know you’ll enjoy it. Remember my statement in a previous post about the kurta being a uniquely South Asian tunic? Well, I’m taking it back. My friends Janith and… Read More The Kurta, the Kirtle and the Shift
Hi readers, thank you for visiting! This is a brief post about a garment which is a wardrobe staple in the South Asian countries of Pakistan and India. Today, these two nations are among the very few countries where ancient garb is still worn on a practical, daily basis. The kurta is a tunic worn over pants (the shalwar and other bottom… Read More The Kurta: A Wardrobe Staple of the Mysterious East