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Mar 1, 2011

Designer Chanderi Silk Suit for Sister!

My Sister's best friend (from school) got married yesterday and i wanted her to be the best possible bridesmaid, since she wanted to take snaps as well and needed a Salwar suit to be comfy at the reception, decided to use the Chanderi Silk suit material bought from Fashion And You at unbelieveably low price - a steal literally !

I took out the lace border given for sleeve portion on the fabric and used in on the neckline

Sleeves were made out of the pant fabric - did you notice my first attempt at Cowl sleeves. Cowls always fascinate me, they are so feminine and sophisticated aren't they

The pant is normal churidhaar with lots of gathers at the end!

I loved how it looked on her, the color kinds of brings out the best in her!

Front View

Cowl Sleeve 

Anyone who does 'online clothes shopping' (does not apply to me as i sew all my outfits and those of dear ones as well!) please do leave a comment, if you have seen similar type of kurta, tunic with cowl sleeves and will this design appeal to you if you were to buy it online?

Do you see the rhinestones set in by heat press on to the fabric, this fabric made it very difficult for me to sew. Do you have any idea of any foot available or special sewing machine available to sew such fabrics like 'drapery fabrics'?

I see lot of cheap sewing machine ads online but am apprehensive if they will deliver what they promise. Have any of you tried? Also anyone from India, who has a 'Serger', if so please do let me know, where i can find one?

I would also like to know what kind of 'sewing machines' do you have (especially  the ones from India, as i would like to gain some knowledge on where to buy them from)

'Overlock machines'
'Speciality sewing machines'

Any useful info is highly appreciated ! Thanks in advance!



  1. suits looks good,even my sister shops from fashion nd u

  2. that looks lovely in all! The sleeves.. and colours.. and the pretty neck!! You truly rock!!

  3. that looks amazing, and i love the rouched sleeves. a very fancy touch, indeed.

  4. Love the dress. The sleeves are beautiful. How do you make them.

  5. Thanks Cape on the corner.

    Dear Anonymous, please post with identity!
    I plan to post a tutorial series on sleeve adaptations during which i will feature this sleeve as well!

  6. This is so beautiful & thanks for linking up to my Fashion Friday Runway party! I sew with a Singer & it sews great!

  7. Beautiful! Gorgeous! Love the color!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie last week! I can't wait to see what you have for this week!

  8. Very lovely, indeed! The Chanderi silk makes a very stylish suit. Your sister is so fortunate to have you to create such beautiful things for her.

    Thanks for linking to the party. I would love to have you link up each week.

    By the way, I just joined you as a follower.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  9. Please give me the drafting pattern of cowl sleeve. I love this sleeve but don't know how to stitch? Recently I started tailoring classes, I love your tutorials, it's very easy...thanks for giving such a tutorials. It helps me...(*_*)

  10. Plan to do a series on sleeves, will cover cowl sleeves then.

  11. That is true I actually like her! I feel you are too good quality to mark intelligence! Thanks for posting.
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