So, I sew Indian Sari blouses from scratch!! Realizing about 17 years ago that there was a demand for this skill here in the United States, I learnt how to draft patterns and have sewn quite a few for people over time. Here is a picture of my latest order being sketched on paper.
This is the silk fabric for the blouse. It will need lining, for which I normally use broadcloth.
Here is one side of the front drafted on the cotton lining with tailor's chalk. Now to get back to the sewing machine :)