Khimar-cape-mini tutorial. Asymmetric hemline.
One more design for khimar-cape. This one looks very interesting and the length for muslimah starting to ware khimars/jilbab. Hemline of this khimar is asymmetric and looks very luxury.
To sew this khimar I used silk crepe-satin and I cut it in a way to have satin side of the fabric inside. Also I used satin side of the fabric to decorate head-band.
The basic pattern for the khimar-cape we studied here: click me. Please review to refresh your knowledge.
- Khimars and Jilbabs – all possible designs
- Taking measurements and fabric consumption for hijab sewing
One more thing we try in this tutorial: new way of khimar headband cutting. As was listed in the overview we can make a headband as part of back side (single cut), it can be set-in headband (usual one) and combined – part of the head band as part of back side plus sewn additional part. We do here the last variant.
You need a piece of fabric 160 cm (width 150 cm) or 150 cm (width 140 cm).
Cut out 10 cm to get square piece of fabric, 150cm – 150cm or 140cm-140cm.
Fold the fabric diagonally to get such triangles: smaller triangle – the front part of the khimar, the bigger one – the back. The difference is only 10 cm, see below.
Cut along the base line of the triangles.
Now we take the triangle for the back side and work with it.
Make round corners for the hemline and cut out vertex of the triangle, see schema below, cut along “blue” line.
The “green” line just draw – this is the line of allignment with the face line of the front part – in distance of 7 cm from the “blue” line.
This 7 cm – is “forehead” part which we usually do with width 10cm. The rest we will sew separately.
This how the back part should look like:
And now proceed with front part.
Cut out vertex of the triangle in the same way like for the back part but along the “green” line + 1cm for seam allowance.
The hem line you can cut like you wish, but what I did is needed to have back side longer than front side.
It is also needed to cut a bit from sides to make the face line width smaller – you need to leave maximum 37 cm.
This how the front part should look like:
Make the headband using that 10cm piece we cut out from the beginning. And sew it to the back part.
Sew the face-line of the front part.
Now we need to join the front and back parts. Put them together like shown below.
Pay attention to the lengths of the sides of the back and front part. They must coincide. If they do not match, trim the hem of the longer part.
Before stitching, the “forehead” width of the back part must be folded in wrinkles to the points of alignment with the front part. See the photo below.
And sew them.
I need to remind you that the distance between the side seems on the face line depends on you head size and the plasticity of the fabric. Therefore, it is not possible to calculate one value suitable for all. I advise you to start with the value of 33 cm, if you have the size of the head L, and reduce the distance after the fitting, if necessary. Note: for completely non-plastic fabrics the starting value can also be up to 35 cm, but this is rare case.
Sew sides but leave slits for the hands. Make the width of the slits as you wish.
Then sew the slits and hemline.