This post, and the choli pattern I’ve got now. I spent some time at Leah’s house, wherein we could not find her zari supplies (oh, there’s still much time for this later, never fear) but ended up drafting a rather excellent proto-choli pattern (proto-pattern, that is). I shall be playing with that later.
I also looked through a book she has on making tassels and have had an epiphany that will save me hours and hours of work. I’ll post more about that when I get an acceptable prototype. It will be awesome.