Drafting and Cutting Details of Sherwani

Drafting and Cutting Details of Sherwani
R.S. Balakumar, 
M.A., M.L.M., MBA,(Exec)
Associate Professor 
Hindustan University, Chennai, India.



A Sherwani is a long coat-like jacket that is knee length. The bottoms are usually Churidar or Salwar pants and it is very similar to a British frock coat or a Polish zupan. It is very popular among men in South-Asia. Generally sherwani is famous as a wedding outfit. It signifies elegance and style. They are more formal, made with special fabrics like thick silk brocade or wool blends, front closure, mandarin collar, knee-length, straignt-cut formal Indian jacket. Usually worn in weddings and special occasions.

Sherwani design
Fig: Sherwani
Required fabrics for making sherwani:

Suitable fabrics- woolen, Terene, Polyester, Viscose, Cotton , and Khadi-cotton, Pure and Artificial Silk.

Fabric Required- 3.00 meter, cloth width is 54inches to 60 inches.

Pattern parts: Back-cut-2, Front –cut -2. Sleeve cut-2. Collar cut-2 and collar interlining cut-1 is required

Measurements:

Full length = 40”.
Natural Waist length = 16 ½”.
Chest 36”
Waist = 32”.
Seat = 38”.
Neck 15+1=16”.

Drafting Details of Sherwani:
Drafting chart of Sherwani
Fig: Drafting chart of Sherwani
1 – 2 = Full length + ½”.
2 – 3 = hem 1 ½”.
4 – 1 = Scye depth is 1/4th of the chest = 9”
5 is mid of 4 to 1 measure.
6 is mid of 5 to 1 measure.
7 – 1 = Natural waist length + ½”.
7 – 8 = 7” down as per draft.
9 – 1 = Neck 1/6 + ½”.
10 – 9 = 1” upward.
11 – 6 = Chest /5 + ½” = 7 ¾”
11 – 12 = Draw a line.
13 – 11 = 1 ½” as per draft.
14 – 13 = ½” outward.
15 – 4 = ¾” as per draft.
15A – 15 = 1/4th chest.
16 – 2 = 1 ¼” as per draft.
17 – 7 = 1 ½” as per draft.
17 – 18 = 1” draw a standing line.
19 – 17 = 1/6th chest + 1 ½” .

Place the square and make no 20. as per draft.

Front Part Drafting Details:
Front part drafting chart of Sherwani
Fig: Front part drafting chart of Sherwani
1 – 2 = Full length + ½”.
2 – 3 = Bottom fold 1 ½”
4 – 1 = Chest /4.
5 – 1 = N.W.L + ½”
6 – 5 = 4 ½”.
7 – 1 = 4 ½”.
8 – 7 = ¾”.
9 – 8 = ½”
9A – 8 = Neck/6 + ¼”
10 – 9A = 1 ¼”.
11 – 10 = Draw a line.
12 – 9 = Neck/6 + ¼”.
13 – 11 = 1 ¼”
13 – 14 – 16 = Draw a line.
17 – 16 = 1”.
17 – 18 = 1 ¼”.
19 – 17 = 1 ¼” down.
20 – 21 = Chest/4 + 1 ½”.
22 – 22A = Chest/12.
22A – 23 = Line.
24 – 23 = 1”.
25 – 24 = Neck/6 + ¼.
26 – 25 = 1”.
27 – 22 = 1”.
28 – 22 = Chest/5 + ¼ = 7 ½”.
29 – 24 = Chest/6 + ¼”.
30 – 21 = Inlays 1 ½”.
31 – 32 = 6”.
32 – 33 = 1”.

Place the square at 31 to 33 as standing position to create a line upto bottom and fix 34 as per draft.

34 – 35 = 1 ½” bottom fold.

36 is the chest pocket 4” x 1” as per draft.

Side Pocket Placement:

37 – 31 = 1” down.
37 – 38 = Pocket open 6 ¼”.
40 – 35 = Inlays 1 ½” and connect as per draft up to 30 no.

Dart placement 31 – 41 – 3” 41 – 42 = dart length 8”. 43 is the width of dart ¾” as per draft.

Collar Size :
15” + 1 = 16”
1 – 2 = Neck / 2 = 8”.
1 – 3 = 1 ½” width.
3 – 4 = Same as 1 to 2.
5 – 4 = 1 ¼” draw a line.
6 – 5 = ½” draw as per draft.
Sleeve length 24” Chest = 36”
1 – 2 = Sleeve length + ½”.
1 – 3 = Bicep depth is chest/8 – ½”.
4 is mid of 3 to 2 + 2” upward.
5 – 2 = 1 ½” as per draft.
6 – 1 = Chest /4 (-) ½”
7 – 6 = Draw a line.
8 is mid of 1 to 6.
9 – 8 = 1 ½” upward.
10 is mid of 1 to 8.
6 – 9 – 10 – 11 Draw as per draft.
11 – 3 = ¾” is noted.
12 – 4 = ½”.
13 – 5 = ½”.
14 – 5 = Chest/6
15 – 16 = ¾” as per draft.
Sleeve part drafting chart of Sherwani
Fig: Sleeve part drafting chart of Sherwani
Under Sleeve:
17 – 6 = 1 ½”
18 – 17 = ¾”.
19 – 3 = ½”.
20 – 4 = ¾”.
21 – 20 – 19 = Draw as per draft.

You may also like:
  1. Grading and Pattern Making: Interview Questions and Answers
  2. Drafting and Cutting Procedures of the Women’s Saree Blouse
  3. Drafting and Cutting Process of Walking Breeches
  4. Drafting Procedures of Ladies Kurti
  5. Drafting and Cutting Procedure of Katori Blouse Step by Step
  6. Drafting Procedures of a Ladies Nightgown
  7. Drafting Procedures of a Ghagra Choli
  8. Drafting Procedures of Short Tops
  9. Drafting Procedure of Women’s Shirt
  10. Drafting Procedures of A-Line Frock
  11. Drafting Procedures of Princess Petticoat / Chemise
  12. Drafting Procedures of Salwar
  13. Drafting Procedures of Single Pleated Trousers
  14. Drafting Procedures of Midi Dress
  15. Drafting Details of Men’s Vest / Waistcoat
  16. Drafting Procedures of Lady’s House Coat
  17. Drafting Details of Ladies Baggy Pants
  18. Drafting Procedures of Ladies Jeans (Narrow Bottom)
  19. Drafting and Cutting Process of Long Sleeve Shirt
  20. Drafting and Cutting Process of Dartless Saree Blouse
Sharing Knowledge: Students, teachers and professionals can publish your article here. It is a platform to express your knowledge throughout the world. For details: Submit Article

Editor-in-Chief:

Mazharul Islam Kiron is a textile consultant and researcher on online business promotion. He is working with one European textile machinery company as a country agent. He is also a contributor of Wikipedia.


Let's Get Connected: LinkedIn | Facebook | Email: textilelearners@gmail.com

Back To Top