Check out Asymmetrical HemLine Kurta complementing with an off white patterned palazzo.
And here’s combination of the cigarette pants with western tops.
Asymmetrical hems add a swing to the outfit which enhances the joyous side of the feminine. Women are beautiful in every gesture they make and asymmetrical hems add to it making them more like a treat to the eyes.
I tried it with this Bagru print onion pink colored material that stretched 2.5 mtrs. This is a light colored material. I made it simple to give it a classy look.
After a series of sketches, it occurred to me, why not a wide A-line pattern with dipped hem in the front and back. The sketches appeared like this
Deciding on the width of the strips that spreaded from top to bottom was hard. It was a hard math this time, putting the numbers on the paper really helped. I preferred mega sleeves to give that A-Line look all over.
The above the 3 piece pattern is drawn matching the actual pattern measurements below
Stitched it up and finally looked like this. As it is a closed neck I’ve added a hook on the back neck.
These are western trousers styled into Indian dressing. I started to think of it to compliment with my Kalamkari kurta design.
This time I was on Pinterest. Images on pinterest made it easy to follow the measurements math for trousers.
It was interesting and also challenging to see the images of trouser pattern cuttings. Interesting because, it remembered me of geometry in the math we studied. Its easy, don’t panic (for those who hate maths). Challenging because its important that trousers should fit well, as an uncomfortable trouser can actually ruin our day. And my mom says trouser is the toughest of all to make.
I found many pattern images but in some not understandable language. After a lot of research found this.
Doesn’t it remind you the math geometry in school. You can click on the image to get detailed description of trouser pattern making.
Prepared the pant front and back pattern following the above procedure and have cut the yellow cloth shown in the previous post with medium sized measurements with the help of them. Be careful while patterning the crotch area, knees and ankles which are related to movement. Even an inch of difference in cloth measurements makes us awkwardly uncomfortable. Trousers front and back patterns looked like this
Stitched it up and the final outfit with cigarette pants…
Here’s another beautiful floral print kalamkari kurta design with a kalamkari cotton saree. You can also check out my kalamkari dress design patterns which include some kalamkari kurta designs in 5 different styles. The hand printed kalamkari kurta designs when used in kalamkari kurtis makes the garment look stylish and sophisticated.
This design of mine can be called the most trendy style among all the styles of kalamkari kurta designs and cigarette pants with
I thought a fully flared type style would be great for the fullness of this kalamkari dress design material. But wanted to add a different material or color, in contrast, to reduce the heaviness and use it for a wider variety of occasions and complexions.
Yellow could be the best contrast as other colors blue or cream would make it dull or awkward respectively for the front cut kurti.
Picked up some sheets and pencil for sketching and ended up with a front cut gathered kurta and a yellow cigarette pant. It looked like this
Here is the kalamkari kurta design with cigarette pants. The cigarette pants with kurta will modernize the look.
Now the gathering part is tough. Again started to check out YouTube and found ways to add frills, pleats or the gathers at the waist as sketched. I’ve used the last technique for the gathers.
Gathering enough information and materials, took the pattern cuttings which was mentioned in my kalamkari long dress and the cloth.
Height measurements are important, which was a little difficult to decide for me. The body height till waist is constant but the height from waist to below needs more trials to decide the look.
I’ve cut the upper body pattern, hands and kept it aside.
This cloth needed a lining for the upper body for a finished firm look, so I’ve cut the lining pattern also the same as the actual cloth.
Then decided on the height as 40″ from the waist and gathered the cloth following the video above. Stitched everything together.
The cigarette pants with kurta or with any kalamkari kurta designs are supposed to be visible in some fashionable way. In this kalamkari kurta design, it is from the front through and below the slit adding style to the kurta and making it a front cut kurti.
A kalamkari dress neck design of rhombus-shaped loop added in the back. As it is a closed round neck in the front, I’ve added hooks on the side shoulder for easy wearing and removing.
Coming to the trousers section, I need to cut the patterns first on sheets and then start applying that on the yellow cloth. Till that point of completing the top section and looking for what next, I was completely ignorant about the pant cutting patterns. This time YouTube wasn’t so interesting, I felt so, and Pinterest was on. I would like to come again with more details on trousers. However, there’s my complete outfit, kalamkari kurta above.
I hope you like this unique kalamkari front cut kurti, back neck and cigarette pants style among the kalamkari kurta designs you get to see every day.
These days tradition is everywhere and I thought why not start my work with kalamkari long dress. You can also check out my kalamkari dress design patterns in 5 different styles.
Let’s get into the kalamkari way…
It was a kalamkari dress material I first saw, before it got so popular, with beautiful traditional village style print on it.
Much later this style popped up in various angles and I started to sketch.
Here’s the kalamkari dress design for the above material as kalamkari long dress.
Enthusiastically started cutting the material with the knowledge I had. Obviously ended up with little but manageable mistakes which was a disappointment.
Because adjusting after it is done, is a big task.
I prefer getting it right for the first time at least for the basics like basic measurements. However we can’t expect prefect fitting on the first go while experimenting different styles. That’s where doing the basics right will help us reduce the extra work.
I Found the below pattern cutting video. All thanks to YouTube and Professionals guiding on pattern cuttings. It has all the details from pattern making, pattern drafting and how to draft a pattern from measurements. So, basically it was a complete pattern drafting tutorial.
After a long research on cloth and cutting patterns, I found some really good stuff on cutting patterns, different cloth types etc which also made me realize that I didn’t have the minimum requirements like pencil and chart papers, along side pencil adding an eraser and sharpener. Went out to get them with my sister.
Watched few videos first. Collected all the requirements (measuring tape, pencil, sharpener, eraser, scale, chart papers, plaster, scissors and my phone with the playlist) and made some space on the floor and sat down comfortably to start cutting.
Grabbed my sister and a measuring tape, asked her to measure like in the video and noted them down.
Understanding the measurements is the key in pattern cutting. You’ve to literally imagine where that inch of addition or subtraction of the cloth is sitting on the body.
Successfully completed the pattern cutting- the front bodice, back bodice and hands with medium sized measurements.
I didn’t have a sewing machine yet then, but buying it was in the process. ‘Which sewing machine is good?’ was going on. I thought of buying a best sewing machine for home use. Then came GST. It was said that the prices are about to go up. Finally decided on Usha Stitch Magic and bought it before prices got up.
However, this material was not cut professionally as said earlier, with all the above mentioned content, but ended up looking like this. Finally, this is my first stitched dress for my sister on my new sewing machine.
And here’s is the final kalamkari dress design.