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Jun 9, 2011

Action Shots of Balloon Dress of my DD's friend!

Guess what! Remember the Balloon dress i made for my DD's friend. It was a bit small for her and did not fit. A fitting issue cropped up after quite sometime. It always bothers me to alter something, especially when i had sewn it in first place.

I tried to do a new bodice (using same tricky fabric with which i made Destiny Balloon frock for my DD) and the fabric did not co-operate at all this time round.

I then made another bodice using left over of my Sister's Ghaghra Choli's Brocade material and after having finished it, my DD said her friend may not like it as she does not like zari worked brocade kind of materials. Oops..god i left it at that for that day (day before yesterday)

Yesterday i ripped open the seams of the original bodice of the dress ( i should have done this a day back and saved myself the time of making 2 new bodices!) and altered it to be a bit larger and reattached the skirt portion to it.

Since it was balloon skirt i had to first rip open the seam joining balloon and lining skirt to get access to the waist seam (Remember i had lined it completely invisible, to make it more professional, which i do with every DD's outfit to make it more comfy on inside as well; but to alter it means a time consuming thing for having to open a lot of seams to get where we want to actually work!)

All's well that ends well - the dress now fit my DD's friend nicely (My DD's happy that made my day)

Everything that happens, happens for good - Due to the reason that i had to cut open the Balloon and lining skirt portion, i had attach a bit more of lining material (which i chose satin) and attached RS to RS of fashion fabric so that seams are visible! Then did  lap seam while joining bit Satin Lining to original lining which comes up at around mid-thigh height!

I am off on a short vacation and hope to be back by Monday or max by wednesday. I have some scheduled posts waiting for you all during this period so Adithis Amma Sews will keep buzzing though Adithi's Amma isn't present physically! See you all soon!

The photo shoot yesterday erased all the strain i under took to re-do the outfit.



  1. My daughter would loves this in every color!! So gorgeous!

  2. Wow -- this is so beautiful!

    I am a new follower from Social Parade. I look forward to reading more posts from you!

  3. So pretty. Wish I had a daughter to wear something like that!

  4. So pretty! Found you on Simply Designing.

  5. These are sooo stinkin adorable I can't take it! Hope you will share with my Pink Hippo Party @

  6. Looks fantastic! Every little girl would love to have one of these...

  7. these are adorable dresses!! Thanks for linking up to Sassy Sites! XOXO!



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