Drafting Procedures of Salwar

Last Updated on 01/01/2021

Drafting Procedures of Salwar

R.S. Balakumar
Associate Professor
Dept of Fashion Design & Arts
Hindustan University, Chennai, India
Email: rsbalakumar1953@gmail.com


Salwars (also shalwar) are recognized as loose pajamas or trousers which are atypically wide at the waist but which narrow to a cuffed bottom. This is a women’s lower torso wear. Easy and also comfortable to wear. Traditional salwars that offer quite a lot of space for free movement. They are held up by a drawstring or elastic belt, which causes them to become pleated around the waist. This garment is suitable to all age group women and even now teens are very much crazy to wear the salwar often. Shalwars have been traditionally worn in a wide region which includes Eastern Europe, West Asia, Central Asia, and South Asia. Step by step drafting of salwar is showed in this article.

Fig: Salwar

Suitable materials:
Cotton, voile, cambric, linen, silk, polyester, satin, crepe-silk.

Material required: 3.50 meter, cloth-width-42” to 48”.

Pattern parts: Front and back.

Measurement required: Side length-40”m waistgirth-30”, seat-38”, bottom-14”.

Drafting Details of Salwar:

salwar drafting
Fig: Drafting details of salwar

Front and Back Part:

1-0 = side length + 2cm.

2-0= 1/3rd hip.

3-1= 1/2bottom.

4-3= squared as per draft.

5 to 2=1/3rd hip.

6 to 5=draw as per draft.

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