Sunday, December 8, 2013

Salwar Kameez Measurement Chart Introduction Before Cutting Sewing

The first very important part of sewing is  Cutting, and Taking Measurements... To Achieve the perfect fit, size, length, of your clothing you have to be very good at taking measurements and cutting the clothes correctly.. I'm not saying this is hard, because if I could do it, You sure can.. And always remember Practice Makes Perfect..


You should take extra effort in checking out the fabric firsts. Check to see how many yards the fabric is. Normally a Salwar Kameez can be made from 3 1/2 yards of fabric or more.. It depends on your size.. check to see what the wrong and correct, Front and back side of the fabric is.. Check to see if there are any torn parts or holes in your fabric.. I have made a lot of clothes for customers, and I have found so many fabrics that have little tiny holes through out the fabrics.. SO be careful, and study the fabric before you sew...
Next If you have a pattern that's fine, I will be posting real quick and easy tutorials to show you how to cut with a pattern, but if you don't have a pattern and you need to take measurement's: "Then you have to slow down and take your time"  I have provide a measurement guide to explain the body parts you have to measure or if your looking at a pattern and measuring it to make a similar one, then this applies to that as well..

When you have taken the measurements and are ready cut make sure you leave upto 1- 1 1/2 inch of seam allowance (Seam allowance is the area between the edge, and the stitching line on two pieces of material being stitched together).
Always make sure you have a good:
1. Handy sharp Scissor
2.A ruler
3.A pen or chalk for marking
4.A hard flat surface to cut your clothing on

Measurement required for sewing salwar kameez

Full Length     :     From shoulder to desired length
Chest              :     Around Chest
Waist length   :     From shoulder to waist
Shoulder         :     end to end
Sleeve length :     From shoulder to desire length
Slit                  :     From waist to bottom of the salwar
Neck size      :     Front and back separately
Arm Hole    : Around the Arm Hole

Length: From waist to ankle or lower if desired
width of pants : Around thighs hips
Size of bottom pauncha, paincha, ankle

Stay tuned for daily new posts, and exciting quick sewing tutorials coming up next week.. and
Remember You Can Can Be A Expert Seamstress In no Time :) Luv Naz


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  2. I do agree with your point that cutting is really very important part in sewing. In this dress material selection is crucial. If your dress material is good, it will cut in a good manner. I like above Salwar Kameez. There are various stores in which you will get the good stuff, so contact them.

  3. Interesting post because it is necessary to have up to the mark measurements for cutting fabric and sweing.Cutting fabric according to measurements it is critical stage but manage by expertise tailors.I like color combination of previous salwar kameez.Keep posting more important tips for salwar kameez.Thank you

  4. How much allowance to keep with body measurements in a kameez to derive to a good cut and
    fit kurta

    1. hi there 1/2 inch would be perfect.. Sorry for the late reply

  5. If someone has a shalwar kameez that fits perfectly but that they no longer wear, that might be used to create a pattern for a new one. One has to take the trouble of removing thread from the seams.

    Thanks for giving us this information. Home sewing is one pay to have 100% control over what type of fabric to use.


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