Sewing Simple Kurti Tutorial
Now you all are aware how to take sewing measurements. So lets proceed to our next step which is drafting the kurti pattern. First we will draw the sewing pattern of kurti on paper. So now keep ready paper, pencil, eraser, measuring scale and obviously the most essential thing my dear MT, guessing what’s MT hmmm…. it is Measuring Tape. 🙂 Below snap is of the diagram of simple kurti, drawn by my cute and dear mom.
This is exactly how she teaches her students. It’s written in Hindi language. On left side are measurements and on right side is the diagram of kurti. Below is the detailed pattern of kurti.
Kurti drafting pattern:
All the measurements are including seam allowance and in INCHES.
1-2 =Full length + 2″
1-3 =Shoulder/2 +1/4″
4-5 =Chest round/4 +1.5″
1-6 =Waist length (vertical) which is usually 14-15. Details G-H
6-8 = Chest/5 – 1/2″
6-7 =Waist round /4 (horizontal) +1.5″ Details I-J
8-9 =Hip round/4 +1.5″
2-10 =Hip round/4 +1.5″.This is the bottom line of kurta.
Draw a line from 3-11
3-C =1/2″ USE THIS LINE ONLY FOR COLLAR NECK OR FOR VERY SMALL NECKLINE.
1-12 =Scale/6 Details Neck width.( Scale is half measure of chest)
1-13 =Scale/3 Neck depth FRONT
1-14 =Neck depth as required.
A-B = 1/2″
The slit starts from 9.
How to draw the kurti sewing pattern
First of all fold the paper in half. On folded side draw the full length measurement. In the sewing diagram it is from 1 – 2 and follow the above mentioned steps in the way I have written. Special attention is needed while drafting the Arm Hole and the necklines.
How to draw the ARM HOLE/ SCYE
3-A-5 = Front Arm scye
11-E = 2″
11-A = 1″
Make a slant line from 11 and mark a point A over there and make a curve joining 3-E-A-5.
3-B-5 = Back Arm scye
Mark a slant line from A-B which measures 1″and make a curve joining 3-B-5.
How to draw the necklines
Front neckline for kameez
Measure slant wise starting from 12 -13 for neck depth and mark the required depth. Give the desired shape either round oval etc.
Back neckline for kurti
Measure slant wise starting from 12-14 for neck depth and mark the required depth. Give the desired shape either square or any free curve designs.
Your paper pattern is ready now. In the next sewing tutorial we will explore the sleeves cutting and drafting. Till then good bye.