Learn to stitch the indian sari blouse used for sari costume. The method to stitch a blouse is very easy.

The pattern is useful in stitching a cut blouse. Lets use a readymade measurement to stitch the blouse (refer above diagram). I have used measurements in centimeter, You can do it with inch measurement. * chest = 91 cm * full length = 38 cm * Across back = 35 cm * sleeve length = 25 cm FRONT PART

7 cm * C-D = chest loose = (chest/4)+2.5 * A-C = sleeve width = (chest/4)+2.5 cm * A-F = Neck Breadth = (chest/12)+1.5 = (91/4)+2.* A . If u want to stitch a blouse of your size.2 cm * A-I = front part = chest/3 = 91/3 = 30.5 = 9 cm * A-H = Front Neck = chest/8 = 11.B = full length = 38 cm * A-C = arm hole = (chest/4)-4 = (91-4)/4 = 18.7 cm PATTI PART (K-B part in the above diagram) * A-C = full length = 11 cm * A-B = patti width SLEEVE PART * A-B = sleeve length = (chest/4)+2. I have used chart paper to draw the stitching pattern.5 * E-D = (chest/4-4) Now let's see how to stitch the sari blouse. Before going to stitch the real material .3 cm * K-B = patti part = full length-front part=7. we'll draw the stitching pattern. take a .3cm * A-E = shoulder = AB/2 = 35/2 = 17.5 = 25.

sample blouse you already have and take the measurements using inch tape. FRONT PART PATTERN First draw a pattern same as the back side then from the top measure 12 inch and draw a straight line. It is nessesary to draw stitching patterns for both front and back side . The distance can vary from 12 to 13 inch based . BACK PART PATTERN The curve on the right is the arm hole while the other curve is neck. You can see a straight line drawn at a distance of 12 inch from the shoulder.

Next measure 1/2 inch from the horizontal line and mark it. A normal women can draw a line at distance of 12" else 13". I've drawn the curve in blue colour. Next step is to cut along the blue line like the one below.on the breast size . Likewise measure 1/2 inch above the horizontal line on both the extremes. . Front part is cut into 2 parts. In the first part we have to sew darts then attach the patti part(2nd part) to the front piece. Now as shown in the above diagram draw a neat curve along the points . The image below shows the front and the back part pattern together.

Fold the cloth to the exact breadth size of the pattern once as shown in the figure . . Then take the material to stitch blouse.In the above image i've drawn the darts . Next carefully cut the edges without disturbing them. Make sure the neck part is placed on the folded side.Now let's see how to sew darts using the cloth. Then mark the edges with marking chalk. Those are the places where you have to sew darts. Below is the material i have used.

After unfolding you can see both sides of the blouse. .

Look at the stitching pattern diagram above for the three main darts. After stitching the three main dots . See to that both back and front parts are of same length. Then make sure you fold around the bottom line. Next to the front part . The dart stitched at the bottom should be bigger that the 2 darts at the left and right sides. Then the main three darts have to be stitched carefully in the front part. the front part has to be stitched to the patti part. Now the patti part is stitched to the main part. the patti part has to be stitched. The patti part should have the remaining length so that it equals the back part.Then 2 small darts have to stitched at the back part straight to the shoulders. . Darts at the back part and front part are stitched.

then draw the shape and cut it. To cut the sleeve use ur model blouse for size. It depends on your comfort level. Next sleeve part is cut and attached to the arm.Next the front parts have to be joined to the back part. Just do that by stitching the shoulders correctly. Just fold the cloth once and place the model sleeve on it. . There are 2 options to stitch sleeve. you can join the sides then stitch the sleeve else you can stitch the sleeve and then join the sides.

the neck crosspeice has to be stitched and then hooks have to be stitched. Finally we finish the complete blouse like this. Try and send your feedback.After the sleeve part is stitched. .

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