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English: Western woman in Bangladesh wearing a...

English: Western woman in Bangladesh wearing a yellow churidar (tight, long trousers) and dupatta (scarf) with a green kameez (loose, long top). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Western woman in Hyderabad wearing a green cot...

Western woman in Hyderabad wearing a green cotton salwar kameez. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So, I’ve had quite a hiatus from sewing. I moved almost 3 months ago and have just now dug out some of my sewing stuff, but nothing is set up yet. And I didn’t sew all summer because of the whole buying/selling a house thing. I hope to get my sewing space up and running soon and start using up the tons of fabric I have acquired. Although, I will probably keep on acquiring more. And more. And yet even more.

I used to be a good writer, but I’m out of practice. I’m always in a hurry and don’t feel relaxed enough to actually think of what to write. But I digress…

I found these random photos of white women in salwar kameez that popped in WordPress as related images. Whatever.

While digging around, I found a couple more salwar kameez sets that I have sewn. They are not in my size. I just chose arbitrary measurements. I would like to be able to custom stitch salwar kameez for people, but I need to practice. I know how to make my size, but other people’s I’m not so sure about.

The black set is fabric that I purchased from ebay. The scarf was wrapped up in a tube with string. I finally took the string off today, and I saw that it created a ripple effect. It really is quite pretty, though I’m not sure how long it would last. The kameez is in sherwani style, which is men’s wear.

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This green set was given to me in Bangladesh by some of my husband’s relatives. The fabric feels like bed sheets. Unfortunately there probably wasn’t enough fabric to make me a set, so I just sewed one in size small. I tried to use a technique for the neckline that I learned from my sewing lady on YouTube.

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This turquoise, jade green set was fabric that I purchased from ebay that was not meant to be a salwar kameez. I had purchased 4 scarves and discovered that one of the scarves matched the fabric nicely. Unfortunately the neckline is kind of weird. I hope I can fix it, because I want to sell this.

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