Saturday, November 21, 2015

How to Cut & Stitch a Princess-Cut Kurti

Hello everyone.. Time for another tutorial. This post would tell you how to make a princess cut kurti. This kurti is very similar to the straight-cut kameez/kurti only difference being in its shape. It has a little A-Line kurti-like shape. For drafting please check out the straight cut kameez tutorial sewing post.
Princess-cut kurti
1. You have to note few alterations.
    0-8     =    half shoulder
    0-7     =    3.5" (or about 3 to 4)
    8-A    =    shoulder slope
    1        =    midpoint of AB
    7-2     =    11" (or 10.5")
    3        =     as far from the mid-line as is 7 (0-7) (3.5")
    5-6     =     hip + 3" (Hip measurement is as said in the above (straight-cut kameez) tutorial (RS))
    4        =     midpoint of 5-6
    6-7     =     seam allowances 1.5"


Draw the draft on the fabric and cut along the yellow dotted lines in fig. 1.

Fig. 2

Fig. 3 - After cutting
After cutting, you would have two centre pieces and four side pieces (both front & back).

Keep both the cut pieces A&B together correspondingly. Next, place the piece B over A in such a way that their right sides face each other and the points E and E+ coincide. Check out fig. 4 and 5.

Fig. 4

Fig. 5
Secure with pins and sew along the entire length. Repeat the same with the other side and back side pieces too.

Fig. 6 Pinning

Fig. 7 After joining the two side pieces to the center piece
For the remaining steps, please refer the straight-cut kameez sewing tutorial. The side seams and slit opening are optional. You can instead choose to sew the side edges together.
Hope this helps...!!