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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Kameez Pattern Draft

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A kameez (also called kurta) is a long tunic worn usually with a salwar (also called pajamas) and a dupatta (also called stole or shawl or scarf). The pattern draft provided here is for a simple, dartless kameez as in the photo above.

Measurements needed:

1. Kameez length
2. Bust round
3. Waist round
4. Hip round
5. Waist length
6. Hip length
7. Shoulder (shoulder tip to shoulder tip)
8. Neck depth
9. Shoulder width (Take this measurement from shoulder tip toward the neck. This may vary according to how close or broad you want your neckline to be. Mine is 2.5 inches)
10. Sleeve length
11. Sleeve hemline circumference

A to B = Kameez length
A to C = Front neck depth
A to E = Shoulder (shoulder tip to shoulder tip) divided by 2
Draw a vertical line from E and mark point I where this line meets GH.
E to F = 0.75 inch

F to D = Kameez shoulder width
A to G = 1/8 chest + 2.5 inches
G to H = 1/4 chest + 1 inch ease

Mark L 1 inch from I.
J is midpoint of FL.
Mark K 0.5 inch from J.
Join HLKF to create the front arm curve.
A to M = Waist length
M to N = 1/4 waist + 0.5 inch ease
A to O = Hip length
O to P = 1/4 hip + 0.75 inch ease
B to Q = 1/4 hip + 1.5 inches
Shape side HNPQ.


A to B = Kameez length
A to C = Front neck depth
A to E = Shoulder (shoulder tip to shoulder tip) divided by 2
A to G = 1/8 chest + 2.5 inches
G to H = 1/4 chest + 1 inch ease
Draw a vertical line from E.E to F = 0.75 inch
F to D = Kameez shoulder width (This should be equal to that of kameez front)
A to I = Waist length
I to J = 1/4 waist + 0.5 inch ease
A to K = Hip length
K to L = 1/4 hip + 0.75 inch ease
B to M = 1/4 hip + 1.5 inches
Shape side HJLM.

Seam allowances for front and back of kameez:
0.5 inch on the sides
1.5 inch for hem
0.25 inch on the armhole, neckline, and shoulders

Sleeve:

 
A to B = B to C = 1/8  chest + 2.5 inches
B to E = Sleeve length = A to D = C to F
D to E = A to B
E to F = B to C
A to G = C to H = 1/8 chest
B to I = B to J = 1 inch
Join HJ and GI.
K is midpoint of HJ.
K to L = 0.5 inch
Shape front armhole HLJ.
M is midpoint of GI.
M to N = 0.5 inch
O is midpoint of GM.
P is midpoint of MI.
P to Q = 0.625 inch
Shape back armhole GONQI.
E to R = E to S = half sleeve round + 0.5 inch ease
Join GR and HS

Seam allowances:
0.5 inch on the sides
1.5 inch for hem
0.25 inch on the armhole

3 comments:

  1. Hi Waheeda,

    I have made some changes to the sleeve draft. Hope it is clear to you now.

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