Sunday, October 24, 2010

Festive dresses for little girls part .1

Eid UL AZHA (a festive occasion for Muslims )is approaching ,so i decided to give you all some ideas of how to give a festive look to a simple dress at home your self ,the sequences , shiny ribbons and laces used are very easily available in Pakistan but i am sure that there must be some craft stores or shops where these things would be available in your area too .
This is a very simple and basic frock with a front button placket .A fine shocking pink silk fabric is used .Its embellished with golden , green and red Gota strip (a kind of shiny ribbon)Gota flowers and mirrors.

A close up of the neck line ,this is all hand work done with needle and thread.

this is the back side of the frock ,a simple running stitch is used to attach the gotta strips and flowers, the mirrors in the center of the flowers are hot glued.
Although the flowers and petals used on this frock are purchased ready made from the market but you can make them your self too by simply stitching one side of a ribbon or gota with running stitch and the pull the thread to make a flower .
Following are the pictures from one of my older tutorials in which the same technique is used to make ribbon flowers

cut off the access ribbon and secure both the ends with needle and thread and then you can hot glue a small round mirror in the center .

A line of tussle lace is attached to the frock in the waste line .

the same zigzag pattern with flowers and petals is repeated on the bottom too.

This dress took only two hours to complete but the satisfaction i got by the look of the glowing and happy face of my daughter dressed in it was enormous .

Stay tuned for another beautiful festive dress in PART 2.

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Friday, October 22, 2010

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A little bit of sewing for my self

Good day friends i know its been a long time i haven't added any post to my blog ,my apologies for this neglect towards my blog actually little Faareen has stared going to school because of which i was a bit too busy but now she is almost used to to the routine so i am also back with you guys .Yesterday i had some free time when both the kids were gone to school so i decided to finish a long time pending project , "I wanted to make a BUTTER CUP bag for my self "here's the final result.

cute isn't it i just love the way it turned out ,thanks to" Rae " who is generous enough to give a free PDF pattern for the bag in her web site,to go to her full tutorial and get the free PDF pattren click hear.

there are a few changes i made in the bag:

  • i increased the size of the original pattern as it was too small for my needs ,how i did it ? well pretty easy i took a print out of the original pattern and then enlarged the image by a photo copy machine ,Clever isn't it ! :)
  • instead of a magnetic button i added a zipper in the lining , as i always feel more safe with the zippers .

  • Instead of adding decorative buttons in the mid of the top strip ,i hand stitched a huge rose bud made with the same fabric.I just doubled a long strip of the fabric and folded it into a rose shape and added a sky blue bead in the middle ,you can learn to make a rose bud by reading this tutorial

  • As i increased the size of the bag , i knew it that it will have a floppy look ,to avoid this i added a very thin sheet of foam between the lining and the outer fabric to get a more padded and stiff look.

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