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I wanted to let you all know that I have added a substantive section of the fabrics international wiki for garments from continental India. Some thirty garments are included in the set, encompassing the salwar kameez, the sherwani and choli, kurta, dupatta and ghaghra, among many others. Although patterns for these are not easy to find, a few references to patterns are provided where these have been identified, many of them free. The whole set may be accessed through the garments by country index on the fabrics international wiki site. It is my hope that more of the BurdaStyle community will feel drawn to experiment with these garments with their fascinating and rich cultural heritage, so we will be able to showcase more creations and projects for these garments from BurdaStyle members!

Please note that I am looking for additional help to complete the information available on these pages. If you have any pertinent information, please contact me either here on the BurdaStyle site or via the fabrics international wiki site.


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    Dec 22, 2009, 02.53 AMby judeb

    As always, great work. I have a selection of indian patterns favorited, I will try to go through them this holidays, if I find anything you don’t have that is relevant I will pass it on to you.

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    Jul 10, 2010, 06.18 PMby magdamagda


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    Jul 10, 2010, 07.10 PMby laurakis

    if you wish i could contribute with some regional clothing from South America, such a chullo, poncho, bombacha etc.

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      Jul 11, 2010, 07.43 AMby gedwoods

      That would be awesome!

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      Jan 1, 2013, 10.58 AMby Opanema

      Do you have a pattern for Bombachas? I have looked everywhere for one but cannot find!

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    Jul 14, 2010, 08.43 AMby lclausewitz

    I may be able to contribute some information about Indonesian garments—especially traditional stuff from the main island of Java. It might take some time, though, since detailed information is scarce even in Indonesian (or Javanese, for that matter) and writing up the results of the research in English isn’t half as easy as I thought it’d be.

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    Jan 4, 2013, 10.05 PMby Andrea Clarke

    I have just found this page by searching Google for Indian clothing patterns, but none of the links seem to be connected any more. Can someone please direct me as to where they have been moved.

    thank, Drea

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    Jan 9, 2013, 11.23 PMby Laura Haney

    I found that the fabrics international site does eventually come up, but this one, http://www.feoragdubh.eastkingdom.org/GarbWorkshops.php has a pattern for salwar for women under Moghul women’s garb.

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    Feb 17, 2015, 08.39 AMby yena

    you can also go for south indian saree i.e kanjivaram saree.

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