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Indian style(salwar kameez) suit for my sister

Added Aug 3, 2010

by Zakiyyah May

London, United K...






This is the first thing I have made in about 5 years! I promised my sister I would make her an Indian style suit,so here it is!
I wanted to incorporate a bit of western style into the outfit so made the pants slim fit and I also fitted the bodice.
I made split style sleeves and used frog fastenings to add detail.
To embellish the suit, I added beading to the pattern on the scarf and dress and I beaded around the neckline.
I used another pair of pants for the pattern for the salwar (pants) and I made the kameez(dress) freehand.

Material Notes

I bought salwar kameez fabric, this is Indian style material with a matching scarf already to sew, however I added white cotton to the neckline of my suit and also made the pants wth this fabric to add abit more colour to the suit.




Garment Type
Ethnic, Other
Cotton, Blends, Linen

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    Aug 4, 2010, 07.48 PMby huma

    beautiful with great details!

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      Aug 5, 2010, 07.40 AMby Zakiyyah May

      thank you very much really means alot to me that people like my outfit, was nervous when I posted my project, but the positive comments just encourage me to get started on my next project!

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    Aug 4, 2010, 07.16 PMby luxihere

    The pants are also Indian, they are called Churidhaar here in India. Nice outfit, Bright colors are very much Indian. Like the sleeve detail.

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      Aug 5, 2010, 07.33 AMby Zakiyyah May

      do you know what? I knew that as well! because I used salwar to take my pattern from, I just did not think to call them anything else but your right thank you for the nice comments

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    Aug 4, 2010, 05.55 PMby Zakiyyah May

    thanx for the lovely comments ladies and the votes too! nidhi thanx for adding to your favourites very happy about that! and can’t wait to start my next project

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    Aug 4, 2010, 11.48 AMby nidhi

    like the neck, the sleeves and the churidaar.frog fastenings add a special touch.

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    Aug 4, 2010, 04.35 AMby pambox

    love the colour of the fabric! glorious!

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