Thursday, 18 May 2017

Me Made May 2017: Day 18

A BIig Hi!

Month of May is pretty hot up here! So was wondering whether to get a hair cut or not. Best part of having long hair in summers is You can tie it up. But fun short hair is what I wanted. So be it..

Day 18
 What am I wearing?
Dupatta/stole and A-line kurta made of gold and mauve weave Chanderi fabric.
And churidaar/lower made of cotton camric fabric.
I like the straight boat neck of this kurta..

All together looks good!

Next I would like to share some of my latest creations fresh from the sewing machine...

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Me Made May 2017: Day 17


Here is a little frock I made for a two year old when I first met her. Niranjana, she is smart and sweet little daughter of my friend.

Day 17
The frock is made of south cotton fabric in orange colour.
And has soft pink lace adding to its beauty.
I made a little lace flower in the corner too!

See you tomorrow with a suit and me in new hair cut!

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Me Made May 2017: Day 16


Here is one suit made by me whose fabric I bought long time back.

Day 16
 Fabric used are:
Brocade in gold and moss green,
Brocade in bottle green and emerald green,
And gold brocade for the churidar/lowers.
I even bought a stole in  nearly gold beige with few woven strands in green.

 I made a circular yoke on A-line kurta..
And embellished it with subtle embroidery...

I did a smart job..
I got some golden beads, velvet cut-out flowers, stick-on crystals and fabric glue...
Sketched a pattern..
Stuck the flowers with fabric glue...
Sew the beads in place....

It is a lovely ensemble.
I like it..
Hope you like it too...

Monday, 15 May 2017

Me Made May 2017: Day 15

We have come half way through May!

Today I have an easy craftilious sew project for anybody who can hold needle and thread and do simple hem.

Day 15
 My easy DIY scraf!

 I started with a printed chiffon fabric in off-white and black.
Neatly hem the edges by hand or machine.
 Now I had some some wooden beads for my daughters craft works..
Painted them in bright red, green, blue and yellow using acrylic colors...
Once the beads are dry and ready..
Sew them at regular interval on all through the edge of the fabric...

My scarf is ready!

Wear it anyway you like!
Very simple!
See you tomorrow!

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Sunday, 14 May 2017

Me Made May 2017: Day 14

Have a bright Sunday!

Day 14
Having shared the Printed Peasant top yesterday..
Today I share the Pillow Case Top...
Simplest of the sew projects.
I used printed chiffon fabric 
All you need is to cut armholes (can be less perfect too),
Gather and make the neck (I used contrasting satin fabric)..
Just put the hands in and tie the bow on shoulder and done...

Great for summers!
Tomorrow a fun project!

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Me Made May 2017: Day 13

Hi there!

Today with holiday for kids and hubby,
We went visiting the Birla Industrial and Technological Museum.
Great job !
Amazingly good!
Shall bring my kids back again here when they grow to middle or senior school!

What did I wear in this peak summer?
Day 13
Peasant top made of cotton printed fabric.
Added a few beads for show in the the little "V" of the neck..
The edges and the sleeves have red crochet lace...

The weather is better now in the evening...
See you tomorrow!

Friday, 12 May 2017

Me Made May 2017: Day 12


In the middle of a week!

Day 12

 Love hand loom, hand crafted products.
This is a straight cut kurta with three quarter sleeves.
Made from Kalamkari hand blocked cotton fabric.
Kalamkari way of motifs and painting are very specific to their own styles..
And they use natural dyes.
Have used indigo fabric for yoke and piping..

Have embellished the yoke with big mirror embroidery using red threads on indigo yoke.

I can wear this kurta/top with indigo/ burnt red/ beige lowers

Hope you like this creation of mine..
See you tomorrow!

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Me Made May 2017: Day 11

Hi Here!

As I said

Day 11
 Yet another slip for my daughter.
Love the feel of pure white fine cotton against the skin..

Closeup of crochet lace on all edges..

Here is a Rabbit running around with a bunch of flowers..
Again simple stitches as
Stem, chain and button hole.

I love the use of cotton fabric slips for little girls.

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Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Me Made May 2017: Day 10

Hi Everyone!

Today and tomorrow I share some Old world Charm we all enjoyed as children!

Day 10

A slip made of pure fine cotton fabric with little embroidery..

Here is the slip I sew for my 8 year old.
There are crocheted lace on all edges..
The slip is loose fit with big armholes and little gather on the waist...

 Here is a close up of the lace..
Simple but beautiful...

Mr Pig in his garden taking care of his flowering plants...
I made this embroidery with simple stitches like..
Stem, chain and button hole.

The slip is ready.
As I, and as many of you used to wear cotton slips in childhood; I prefer them to today's hosiery/ T-shirt/ jersey material factory made spaghettis.
My daughter adores it..
Fun to watch her wear this and potter around...

Shall show you another one tomorrow!

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Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Me Made May 2017: Day 9


Some thing different?
How about a simple wrap around?
Day 9

I had some peacock blue silk fabric with me.
I took 1 and 1/2 times my waist size length of fabric..
Added a contrast border at the bottom...
And added black satin belt 2and1/2 times my waist size to the upper part....
Just wrap
And Go!

Tomorrow some old world charm!

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Monday, 8 May 2017

Me Made May 2017: Day 8

Happy Monday!

Today is Day 8
And it is very hot here.
I have a summer top today..

It is a short fitting top with side slits.
The fabrics are:
White textured cotton with blue and sky blue abstract flowery spots,
And Indigo dyed cotton...
The neck line is interesting
And embellished with thin silver ribbon.

I wear this top with trousers, jeans and skirts.

Have a nice day!
See you tomorrow!

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Sunday, 7 May 2017

Me Made May 2017: Day 7

Hello Sunday!
Hi Everyone!

Day 7:

The fabric is Mekhala or wrap around from certain part of Assam, India.
The cloth is woven with a border in the lower part only.
This particular fabric is a check weave with yellow and dark blue threads
With woven border in lower part in yellow, white, green and blue.
This is like a shirt dress without collar..
Front button down...

I team it with jeans or leggings..

Hope you enjoyed the journey so far...
See You tomorrow with yet another of my creations..

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Saturday, 6 May 2017

Me Made May 2017: Day 6


Remember I told You I shall share another Avataar of the same fabric used for making my daughter's green batik frock

Day 6

Simple A-line kurta with side slits,
Square yoke
With bottle green piping
Paired with off-white churidaar/lowers.

The back drop is steps of an old church of bygone era...

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Friday, 5 May 2017

Me Made May 2017: Day 5

Hi Everyone!

Today also I have for you a dress I made for my daughter.
Actually got extra length of fabric
So made a frock for Aarotrika and
A kurta for myself which I shall share tomorrow...

Day 5

This is a cotton batik printed fabric teamed with bottle green south cotton frock.
Front buttoned..
Embellished with crochet and lace edging...

On way to a party...

See you tomorrow with yet another avataar of the same fabric...

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Thursday, 4 May 2017

Me Made May 2017: Day 4

Today something different...
My daughter's dress..
I sew frocks and tops for my daughter.

Day 4

This dress is made of two fabrics:
Block printed light pink textured fabric and
Double shaded thread weave south cotton in aubergine/violet fabric.
There is alternate fabric piping to highlight the edgings..
The lower part is simple A line cut...
There are purple buttons at the back..
Most lovely part:
It has small gungroos/bells sewn in the waist which tinkle softly with every movement. Just love the sound..

Here is my darling Aarotrika sitting on the window sill of my in-law's ancestral house.
Old houses have their own charm
Thick walls
Solid wood windows

Hope you like this dress
and also like my showing some kids stuff made by me...
C you tomorrow!

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Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Me Made May 2017: Day 3

Hi Friends!

Now a days I try to wear me made stuff almost everyday and remember to take a pic.

Day 3

This a short shirt made by me
with colar
and side slits...
It is well fitting and goes very well with trousers, jeans, skirts...

See You tomorrow with something very different...

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Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Me Made May 2017: Day 2

Hi Everyone!
Its fun doing this!

Day 2

We went for dinner the other night and here is a pic from the venue site.
Please excuse the lighting

I loved the block jungle print with gold in between.
Here I made a short kurti or top for myself.
Highlighting the neck and borders are little crochet edging in off-white.
Specially like the V neck with crochet lace peeping out...

Lovely casual wear!
See You tomorrow with something again!

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Monday, 1 May 2017

Me Made May 2017: Day 1

Hi Everyone!
Am very excited!
Glad to see You here!

May has started
And so has the Challenge
From today onwards till the last day of May
Each day a piece of garment designed, stitched or revamped by me
For Myself or my daughter Aarotrika!

Day !

Some of you might remember this top from last year MMM16

The skirt is new.
Very simple..
Simpler than the petticoat...
It is 6 cut skirt like a petticoat
This reduces gather around waist and so does not make me look fatter.
There elastic band in the waist..
So easy to stitch and wear.
Left it plain,
So can wear with many different tops...
Hope you liked this
Do keep coming everyday for
A new NEW project EVERYDAY of MAY'17
Your comments are precious to me...

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