- 115cm (45") wide fabric will give you a Khimaar that's anywhere from wrist-length to finger-tip length, depending on your height.
- Purchase 2.5m (3yards) of fabric. Soft, lightweight, cotton material works best. If it's a bit stretchy, that's even better. Single-knits (a.k.a. "T-Shirt material") work great. You could also use lightweight silky polyester.
- Fold in half, right sides together, with the fold at the top.
- If the material is silky, pin in several places to prevent shifting.
Referring to the diagram: cut a large smooth curve from the bottom right to the top left corner. Points A-B.
Start by cutting a straight line, parallel to the raw edge, curve the line toward Point B, and end with a straight line, parallel to the left edge. This will ensure that the front and back of the khimar is straight and not in a "V" cut.
- In order to make the front and back even, start Point "A", about 10cm (4") from the corner.
- Sew up the front of the Khimaar, from Points A-C. Leaving the rest open for your face.
- Try on the Khimaar. The face opening will probably need adjusting. It should fit snug under your chin.
- Hem the face opening and lower edges of the Khimaar as desired.