dress | sewing

Princess Line Dress

This dress is a dream come true. When I was in college I had a princess line dress which I absolutely loved. It was well made in a lovely rust red printed fabric with a belt in self fabric. In memory of my favourite dress I drafted this one. The princess seams lend elegance so […]

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pouch | sewing

Boxy pouch once again

Another boxy pouch. So easy to make and yet so very useful. This time I used laminate ( the ones used as table covers) as lining. Worked out wonderfully. The tutorial I followed was well written : Laminated Toiletry Travel BagA note about storing laminated fabric : It is better to roll laminate than folding it while storing. […]

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bag | sewing

A bag for a dear friend

I feel truly blessed when I think about my friends. Some of them have really been instrumental in what I am today. Sanhita is one such friend. I met her soon after I had joined Ravelry, at one of our Bangalore meets. I had just started crocheting then, having learned from videos. I had also just about […]

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sewing | skirt

Off to a Glittering Start

My year got off to a glittering start…literally! Made this high waisted sequin skirt for the New Year  party. I had had my heart set on making a sequin skirt for some time and the party seemed the perfect occasion to wear it. The project itself was very challenging but I had decided that I would give […]

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Bernette 15 | sewing

Bernette 15 update

To all those who wrote to me with queries about my Bernette sewing machine, here are the answers though it comes a bit late: I’ve had Bernette 15 for a year and a half now and I love it. It has had no problems whatsoever. A friend of mine bought this machine in Kolkata and she loves it too. […]

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sewing | Sorbetto top | top

Blingy Sorbetto

No, I haven’t completely disappeared. The last couple of months were very hectic. My to-do list was threatening to explode and the only way to keep sane was to prioritise. Sadly, it was my blog that had to take a backseat. Last weekend I finally got around to taking pictures of my Sorbetto – this one […]

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sewing | Sorbetto top | top

Sleep time Sorbetto

Sorbetto love continues… This is my fourth version and the one I wear the most. I made a set of pajamas as well, to go with the top. This one is so comfortable that I look foward to more hours of zzzz time 🙂 The only change I made is that I increased the shoulder width […]

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ruffles | sewing | Sorbetto top

Sorbetto – Version 3

Satin is slippery and hence difficult to sew. But then the lure of this buttery satin in this lovely print was impossible to resist. So I went right ahead and made a Sorbetto with it, my third version. Here is my polka dotted Sorbetto in satin –  this time with sleeves and without the center […]

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sewing | skirt

Simple Skirt

You must have already seen this skirt in the black satin sorbetto post. A few months back Corrine (of Threadbanger fame. Remember I mentioned her earlier here) put up a series of skirt making videos where she takes you from drafting a simple skirt to actually sewing one. I decided to make one for myself. My first drafted skirt […]

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New Zealand | ruffles | sewing | Sorbetto top

Black Satin Sorbetto

I had some black satin in my stash which I used for this version of Sorbetto. Changes made: Increased the length by 2.5 inches Added ruffled lace to the pleats. Readymade ruffled lace, I bought from a shop called ‘Something Special’ in Bandra, Mumbai. This one and the one next to it called “Cheap Jack” are […]

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