Stunning applique tricks to make your blouse stylish

Applique work
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Give your blouse a stylish makeover with this beautiful appliqué work design. Try mix matching it with an elegant sari. The unique appliqué work design would stand out, enhancing the overall look.

Materials required

1 meter cotton silk fabric in magenta color

1 meter lining cloth

Cotton silk fabric in green color (for appliqué work and attachment on sleeves)

Measurements

The length of the blouse (from the shoulder to tummy), chest measurement (with extra 2 inches), upper chest measurement (with extra 2 inches), waist, shoulder, underarm measurement, sleeve length, length from shoulder to bust point (dart point), dart point to dart point.

Picture 1

Applique work

AC – length

AB – half of the shoulder width

AF – width of the neckline

AE – length of the front neckline

BH – underarm

JK – upper chest measurement

IG – chest measurement

FL – dart point

ML – dart point to dart point

Picture 2 (sleeves)

AB – underarm

AC – sleeve length

Picture 3 (backside)

AC – length

AB – half of the shoulder width

AF – width of the neckline

AE – length of the neckline from behind

BH – underarm

IG – chest measurement

Ring knot florets

Applique work

These beautiful hand embroidered florets are attached as appliqué work on the blouse. The florets are done with an intricate ring knot hand embroidery technique called the challa work. Do the black lines in thin chain stitches.

Method

Fold the magenta cotton silk fabric separately for the front and back sides. Mark the measurements with an extra 2 inches at the ends and cut the fabric. Similarly, cut the lining cloth as well. Stitch these by leaving the sides open. For the sleeves, fold the fabric as shown in the picture and cut. Cut the green cotton silk fabric in one and half inches width and length as required. Stitch these on to the sleeves as frills. After stitching the blouse, attach the appliqué work on the backside by folding its edges to the inside.

Tip

Highlight the neckline and sleeves using green color thread that matches the appliqué work.

Design: Suja Reji, Oshi Designs, Sulthan Bathery, Wayanad. Model: Keerthana

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