Textiles and Dress Designing - Kameez | 12th Textiles and Dress Designing : Practical

Chapter: 12th Textiles and Dress Designing : Practical


To learn to select fabrics, decorations suitable for stitching a kameez.



learning objectives

·               To improve the skill in stitching a kameez.

·               To learn to select fabrics, decorations suitable for stitching a kameez.


·               Kamez is worn among Indian women since ages.

·               It gives comfort to the wearer.

·               It is a long and loose fitting garment.

Tools required

Measuring Tools - Inch Tape, Scale.

Drawing Tools - Brown Sheet, Bell Pin, Table, Pencil.

Marking Tools - Tailor’s Chalk, Pencil.

Cutting Tools - Scissors, Seam Rippers, Fabric Shears.

Stitching Tools - Hand Needle, Thread, Sewing Machine.

Ironing Tools - Iron Table, Iron Box.

Fasteners Attachments - Hook and Eye, Press Button.

Decorating Materials - Applique, Embroidery, Lace, Sequence work.

Suitable fabrics

Muslin, Cotton, all types of silk fabrics and fancy fabrics.


Length of Kameez - 76 cm

Bust Circumference - 80 cm

Upper Arm Circumference - 35 cm

Shoulder Width - 30 cm

Hip Circumference - 75 cm

Sleeve Length -    20 cm (with Hem Allowance)

Required fabric

Twice the length of kameez and sleeve length.

Drafting procedure

    ABCD - Draw a rectangle

    AB = CD - Length of Kameez + Hem Allowance (2 cm)

    AC = BD - 1/4 Bust Circumference

    AC1 - Front Neck Depth (8 cm)

    AE - Neck Width (7 cm)

    AG - 1/2 Shoulder Width (15 cm)

    GH - 1/2 Upper Arm Circumference (17.5 cm)

    HI - 1/4 Bust Circumference (20 cm)

    DD1 - 10 cm

    HJ L - Side Seam

    AE - Back Neck Depth (6 cm)

    F1 E G H J L D B F - Front and Back Patterns

    SG - Straight Grain


    AB = CD - Length of Sleeve

    AC = BD - Sleeve Width

    BF - Sleeve Hem Line

    E – F - Side Seam

    A – E - Arm Hole

Cutting lines

   Kameez Front -   C1 E G H J L D B

   Kameez Back - F E G H J L D B

   Sleeve - A E F B


Fold the fabric in lengthwise fold.

Garment components

Front Bodice - 1

Back Bodice - 1

Sleeve - 2

Marking and cutting

Mark the pattern on the fabric, leave the seam allowance and cut.

Stitching Method

·               With the help of the pattern cut the fabric.

·               Join the shoulders of front and back patterns.

·               Stitch the dart that is required in both front and back part of the kameez.

·               Use continuous placket and finish the opening, as per the length needed.

·               Finish the sleeve hem line and join it in the arm scye part of kameez.

·               Join the side seams using French seam.

·               Using bias piece finish the neck with a facing.


·               Stitch hook and eye at the closures.

·               Cut unnecessary threads.

·               Iron the kameez and fold it neatly.

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