InshAllah I will be posting mini tutorials for neck embellishments and designs, as well as different sleeve options and other little tidbits. I will try to publish something every other Wednesday, InshAllah. First up for a mini tutorial is one of the simplest ways to embellish your kameez, Piping, and some simple neck shapes.
You will need to follow from step one to step eleven(but make only one line of stitches after folding over the neck facing) of the simple kameez tutorial.
After you have completed the steps your kameez front is now ready to apply the piping.
You will need to buy or make bias tape. I usually don't buy it but use left over bits from the shalwar for contrast. I found this tutorial (posted by a Raveler in the sew obsessed group on Ravelry), to be very helpful when learning how to make the bias tape. Your finished bias tape should be a half inch wide, though you can make it wider if you like.
Line up the bias tape at the very edge of your neck line and sew around the neck.
Fold the bias tape to the wrong side of your fabric.
On the right side of your kameez, sew a line of stitching on the very edge of the kameez right next to the bias tape but not on it. Make sure that you are sewing through the bias tape on the wrong side also.
Your finished piping should look somewhat like this.
Here is a back view, and a close up.
If you have used the half inch bias tape you will only need to sew the one line, but if you have used a wider tape you may need to sew a second line of stitches about a quarter to a half inch away from the first line.
Also here is a diagram of some very basic neck shapes to use on your kameez.
You would follow all the same steps in the Simple kameez tutorial posted above. In step six simply draw half the desired shape on your interfacing and then cut. If you choose a neck that is not symmetrical(like the pink one above) then you would not fold your interfacing in half but simply draw the full shape.