I bet, dear reader, you’re sick and tired of this particular kurta; so am I, but it’s finished. I just want to wear the darn thing, warts and all—- and I did wear it for a recent event. Yes, there are warts; mainly, the uneven border for which I will be finding solutions. Until I… Read More The completed bandini kurta. Finally. (Eye roll)….
Howdy! I was hoping to finish and actually model this kurta in this post, but did not happen. I should give up trying to hasten completion of garments. However, here is another newborn-baby step. I have hereby bound the neckline. Yay. The silk charmeuse bias strips are not hard to work with at all, lest… Read More All-in-One Neck Binding and Ties.
… I might say newborn-baby steps since all I did since the last post was finish the straight slit I had cut out at the kurta neck, wanting to add straight and uninterrupted piping to the cut edges. Uninterrupted, you ask? How did she get the pointy bottom, you ask. it sure looks like two… Read More The Front Slit: Making Sewing Progress With Baby Steps
I began making this piece, fully expecting to use the expected placket neckline treatment and other usual kurta details; but no, a tied neckline (which is not untraditional) danced in my head, at which point I stopped sewing to consider that option, and the staring began. After two days’ of looking at the half-done kurta,… Read More Stop (Sewing) and Stare (at Your Sewing Project)…
This is in the “angarkha” (say that fast three times) style of a South Asian Kurta. All it means is that the front closure is asymmetrical and overlapped in the front. This style of neck closure was common in ye olde days of the Mughal kings of India, and it is still commonly worn today,… Read More New Kurta: Persian Border Print and Overlapped Neck
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