How to make a Salwar Kameez

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Making a Salwar kameez is a profession like any other profession. No one is perfect so there are no formulas or standard pattern or standard measurement procedures. Making a perfect salwar kameez is a result of practice or a result of invested time with dedication in this art.

As the experience grows the perfection comes in making the salwar kameez and maker becomes a master. And masters make formulas as per their experience for cutting the cloth(for stitching).

The following are the process for making salwar kameez
1. Measuring
2. Cutting
3. Designing component making
4. Stitching
5. Hamming
6. Interlocking
7. Ironing

The first step to make salwar kameez is body measurements

1. Chest
2. Breast
3. waist
4. Hips
5. Armhole
6. neck diameter
7. Shoulder (broadness)
8. Sleeve length
9. Elbow circumference
10. Wrist circumference
11. Front neck depth

1. Waist
2. Hips
3. Length
4. Inseam
5. Bottom

Cutting is an important process while making salwar kameez. So an expert master is required for that. There are no hard and fast rules for cutting but normally masters make their formulas on their own for their satisfaction. And cutting margins and seam allowances depends upon the fitting desired by the client.

In case of designer’s salwar kameez make, there may be different component with some work on it like embroidery, thread, net etc. Parallel process is to prepare these components.

Stitching is based on the cutting done by marking the stitching line. Stitching man will stitch as per the marking.

After completing the machine stitching the hand hamming process is to be done with the help of neddle and thread.

Interlocking is last machine process to give an additional strength to the salwar kameez so it is interlocked with good quality thread with zigzag style.

Finally the ironing process is to be done on salwar kameez to look proper and graceful.