Kurti with Kutch embroidery.

My last trip to the mall motivated me to start sewing again. Motivation from lack of finding what I was looking for in the color of my choice, in my size, and of course in my price range. I enjoy sewing as much as embroidering, but since both of these actitvities need time, and plenty of it, I don't get to do it as often as I'd like to. But I hope to sew more often from now on.

The Kurti on the left was actually made for checking the pattern. After I stitched it and tried it on, the fit wasn't bad at all, except for a couple of small changes. So, I decided to keep it, BUT after some embroidery on it! As you can see, the print is a little busy (I mean it has very little white space). So I wanted to go with something simple and not more than an inch wide. Also, since the top was fully stitched I had some limitations on what I could do. My choice - a row of Kutch stitches evenly spaced all around the neckline along with a border.

This photo shows the whole embroidery in more detail. I used chain stitch for the border and stitched a decorative button in the center for some added interest.

This one is a close up of the individual kutch stitches.

Have a good weekend folks! Happy embroidering!

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1 comment:

Pam Ramesh said...

Very nice piece of embroidery.
It would be great if you could do a video also so that we can follow the moves.