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Feb 14, 2011

Valentine's Day Gifts!

Dress for my Sister

Simple yet chic cotton print, since it was close print all through, decided to separate it by manipulating darts which makes it fit along the bustline and the piping was added to differentiate the upper portion from lower half and the neck and sleeves have also been piped

New thing i have attempted in this is the use of extended sleeve cap. I have seen so many over the past 2 years in lot of fashion shows (on TV) and in Fashion magazines, when this extended shoulder trend was so much IN...

Decided to tweak the normal sleeve draft to make it work like extended sleeve cap, you can see the effect of it only in action shots (i shall post them soon), the shots which i have uploaded looks like they are just plain puff sleeves, which they are NOT.

Shirt for my Hubby 

For the whole of last year i did not manage to sew a single outfit for my hubby. I felt very guilty and decided to make amends this year, it has begun well hope it continues

Here is a formal shirt (Half slacks, as i did not have enough material to make full sleeves, this material was gifted during some function by his cousin)

New things i have tried in his shirt are collar on bias and chevron shirt pockets...(Chevron stripes were also a result of lack of enough fabric, i used left over pieces then cut them on bias, stitched them together to form chevron stripes and thank god it was just enough to fit in the pocket.

Did you notice something???...Due to the nervousness that i didn't have enough fabric i forgot to align the sleeve cap stripes with shirt shoulder slope stripes!!!!

This year i have been guilty of not managing to sew something for my sweet little cutie pie , Adithi. In fact i begun sewing today, thinking i shall finish it off become she comes back from school, when i was in the middle of it, i got a call from school saying she is vomiting, so rushed to pick her up, she has an upset stomach is sleeping right now. So i need to wind this post up as of now, will post her dress once i finish it. Hope she recovers soon...

So how was your VDay so far!!! Remember today is the last day for participating in the Saree Blouse e-Pattern giveaway . Leave your entries! Best of luck readers! I shall announce the winner tomorrow!



  1. The dress is super cute! I haven't tried to alter clothing yet, but I really want to! Happy Valentine's Day. I found you through Made By You Mondays and am now a follower.


  2. Sew perfect--very nice! Thanks for linking up to Beyond The Picking Fence.

  3. Beautiful! Amazing job! You are an amazing seamstress!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!


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