Khimar-poncho with sleeves and jersey gusset for the chin area
This time we sew khimar-poncho having sleeves and we will try to make khimar more comfortable for the face – we will insert a jersey gusset for the chin area.
To sew this kind of khimar I took natural silk fabric and jersey. Jersey was used for mentioned gusset and for cuffs on the sleeves.
[icegram messages=”5527″] Do the cutting in the same way we did for usual khimar-poncho: click me. For the from and back lengths you can chose any value, like you want; but remember that back side has to be at least 20-25 cm longer. But sides lengths have to measured carefully because we are doing khimar with sleeves – measure it from your temple till you wrist and add 2-3 cm.
Cut all parts, prepare the headband (see other tutorials) and sew headband on the back side.
Now let’s work a bit with the front part of our future khimar. Now we will insert a jersey gusset.
I recommend to use triangle form or semicircle, because it is important to have acute angles near your temples, otherwise this gusset can change by sight your face form. The like to use triangle gussets. To sew it in front part we need to cut the front part in half and then procedure will be almost the same like we did for Iranian style al-Amira hijab.
So cut the front part it half, cut out triangle from it and then cut same form of jersey. When you cut jersey do not forget about seam allowances – 1cm – they will transform triangle to the trapezium with one side = 2cm. Another side of this trapezium has to be about 28-29 см.
As front part was cut in half, we need to sew it with seam allowance = 1 cm. On the top you need to leave 1 cm not sewn. Then sew the jersey part in.
Then sew the cuffs.
Then proceed to sew khimar like we did before (in other sewing tutorials) but in addition let’s sew bottom like – about 30 cm from each side. Here you will need to leave slits for the cuffs.
The slit size has to be 1-1.5 см wider, than the jersey cuff width. Sew the cuff in khimar by gathering the base fabric.
And sew the hem line.
It is ready!