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Kameez Tunic

Added May 17, 2010

by gedwoods

Quebec, Canada






This simple tunic was modeled after the Indian kameez, the overtunic that is part of the popular salwar kameez ensemble. I developed the design myself, after examining at close hand several examples of kameez. I thought about adding some embroidery around the neckline, as is popular for kameez, but decided the elegant simplicity of the silk called for a simpler neckline, and so I ended up topstitching in straight lines around the binding using the same thread as I used to make up the garment. It should be noted that this project is particularly easy for beginners as there is no shaping (darts) and the seams are very straightforward. Also, I provide detailed instructions that draw on my Technique called “Drafting the Easy-fitting OverGarment Block” which should allow just about anyone to put this together!

Material Notes

Silk, silk thread, binding tape made out of self fabric, a long “invisible” zipper. I actually bought the silk fabric used for this in an Indian “silk and saree” boutique in Vancouver.



Related Techniques


Garment Type
Classic, Ethnic

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    Jul 1, 2010, 07.30 PMby rubymas

    Nice !! Will try this based on your instructions. TKS for sharing

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    May 22, 2010, 01.57 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

    love the drape, it looks like it should be worn on a warm breezy day with cool mint tea in hand…

    and i love the artwork behind it!

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    May 19, 2010, 02.14 PMby ink

    Neckline and colour are wonderful. Would make a great dress for where I am.

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    May 19, 2010, 12.41 PMby bussey

    Seems a very versatile project… thanks for sharing (and for encouraging!)

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    May 19, 2010, 07.23 AMby Anna Aasbjerg

    Love the neckline too :-) And the color!

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    May 19, 2010, 04.16 AMby judeb

    Love the shape of the neckline, thankyou for shareing.

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