Angrakha is a traditional garment upper garment which was mostly worn by men in the Indian Subcontinent. But these days Angrakha style has entered the ladies wardrobe too. Angrakha kurti, which overlaps and is tied to the left or right bust line seems quite fashionable. The angrakha style kurti wraps around, with the knots and ties.
Today we will see the fusion version of angrakha with maxi dress, or you can also say it a mixed version of anarkali dress with angrakha style. Below is the image of Angrakha Style Maxi Dress.
In the above image you can the angrakha kurti. The upper body is angrakha style kurti design. It overlaps from right to left shoulder. For the left side we will use plain fabric. If you wish you can use the same fabric too. It has the dori to tie the overlap. The lower body is much like anarkali or maxi dress. It is quite flared one.
For stitching maxi dress angrakha kurti, we will need 2 types of different fabric.
- Printed 4 metres of fabric will be required for making this type of angrakha kurti or maxi dress.
- Plain fabric for the upper body wrap, we will need 16″ fabric for the overlap pattern.
Angrakha kurti cutting design will be in 2 steps.
- The upper body part, which has the overlap.
- The ghera or flare of the lower body.
Measurements for Angrakha kurti
- Full length ( from shoulder to toe/ floor) mine here is = 56″
- Shoulder = 14″
- Bust Round = 36″
- Waist length = 15″
- Waist round = 34″
Angrakha Kurti Cutting
- Draft the upper body kurti pattern. Refer here for kurti pattern.
- Draft the front of kurti designs for stitching. If you already have kurti pattern on paper use it or else draw new kurti pattern.
- A-B = Waist length +1″
- C-D = 4″
- 1-2 = 3″
- 2-3 = 0.75″
- First we will cut the angrakha overlap part.
- Cut the line from A-B.
- Give the angrakha overlap shape as shown below in the dotted line.
- Cut the dotted line shape of the overlap pattern.
- After cutting you will have the overlap part of angrakha.
- The image below is of overlap part.
- Place this overlap kurti pattern on the single side of the printed fabric.
- Give half inch seam allowance on the fabric along the shape of overlap.,
- Cut the overlap part.
- Now we will cut the plain fabric.
- Fold it and place the paper pattern on it.
- Give the neckline shape.
- Cut the kurti neck design.
- Now give the shape as shown below and cut it.
- So finally we have finished the cutting of angrakha kurti pattern maxi dress.
- The below image of kurti design you can see the printed fabric overlapping the plain fabric.
- If you wish you can change the sides of angrakha.
- Like, the printed overlap can also be placed from left to right and vice versa.
Watch the video of maxi dress cutting.
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Anja deRuiter says
Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial. I love the various types of Indian clothing, but this style is my favorite. I would love to make this dress for myself. It looks so flattering and also comfortable to wear.