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Iam glad to have got back to posting tutorial. Please feel free to leave your feedback in comments so that it will help in iron out flaws if any and also make it better in future and also would motivate me to do share more of pattern drafting expeditions. In case if you any doubts, please raise the same and i would be glad to sort them out.
Today we shall see part I of Angrakha Tutorial. This would involve drafting the Angrakha part.
You will Need
- Shift Dress / Kameez Draft - as base
- Cellophane Tape
- Pattern Paper ( I normally use newspaper to draft patterns, RECYCLE!)
STEP 1: Trace the basic draft you have either Shift Dress / Kameez Draft with Paper on Fold
STEP 2 : Mark Bust Point
STEP 3: Mark 1 Inch from Bust Point (Approximately, depends on how curvy you are i am size 34 and it suits fine with me, increase or decrease 1 inch as required) from the Bust Point. Name it as B.
From HPS (See pic - High Position Shoulder point) mark a point perpendicular to Point B and name it as C
STEP 4: Draw the neckline for the angrakha from HPS to Point C and then finish the wrap seamline from C , crossing through point B upto Point D.
P.S: Point D can be any distance as desired from the fold line
Step 5: To get the flared effect as the case is with the Angrakha i drafted for my sister, follow the steps 5, 6 & 7 or else you can retain the draft got from Step 4 as the Angrakha draft.
(How to use it and sew with the base pattern and where to place ties we shall see in Part II of the tutorial)
Step 6: Cut along the slashed lines; Paste or anchor the pattern with Cellophane tape at HPS and spread the slashed lines to desired width,remember the flare fold will be half of what you get to spread, i.e., if you spread for 2 inches, then the flare will be 1 inch deep. Spread and paste to anchor it; do likewise for all slashed lines
Step 7: Retrace the spread out pattern all through.
P.S. Did you notice hemline is slightly longer than the actual slashed piece ends, this is to compensate for the folds that you end with somewhere at where the slash lines end. These folds will reduce the height a bit when they fold in, hence we add to the hemline as is required
Now that we have the draft ready, how to integrate it with base draft and sew the same with ties will be dealt with in Part II, which i promise to post next week. So please draft the same and keep it ready.
In case for those who can manage to sew yourselves, see below for steps to do
- Cut 1 piece from the above drafter angrakha piece
- Cut your front pieces and back pieces of the base pattern (Shift dress / kameez draft) as usual
- Finish necklines; sew darts as is in base pattern
- Attach Angrakha piece to front piece at shoulders with right side of front piece underlying the wrong side of angrakha piece (as you would for a mock-wrap dress)
- Sew shoulders of front and back pieces together
- Finish facings
- Attach sleeves if you have them in your pattern or finish sleeveless draft (I have used 3/4 sleeve with a slit in my version)
- Stitch side seams
- Finish with rolled hem
If you find the above steps unclear or overwhelming, fret not i promise to deliver the acutal assembling part and sewing
by next week. - Here it is: Angrakha Sewing Tutorial
Tomorrow is Gokulashtami (Birthday of Lord Krishna) and i have a busy day ahead as we have to prepare culniary delights to be presented to Lord. Hmm yummy seedai, murukku and so & so.... i am drooling. I also plan to dress up my daughter (as i do every year during Janmashtami aka Gokulashtami ), the past 3 years she has dressed up as Lord Krishna himself, this time let's see if she obliges....
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