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Birthday Dress For Anisha

Just a quick post...My best friend, Wulan, last minute asked me to make a birthday dress for her little princess, Anisha. There was hardly any time. Until Saturday night we were still discussing what will suit her best and what fabric are available with  me right now. Sometimes back, on a wimp, I bought few yards of Dupioni Silks. I bought few colors and one of them in this maroonish wine color, which is go gorgeous and soft. It's polished dupiony silk. It shines beautifully.
And I had 1 yard left of crepe silk fabric in off white. I thought that'd be a good combo. Wulan is really easy to work with..and thanks alot for TRUSTING me, dearest. This is the first time I attemped making a party dress.
I had only 2 - 3 days to finish and as luck would have it, I have all the material ready, including the poly cotton lining fabric. Wulan wanted something that will be comfortable to wear on Anisha's birthday party. You know India is very hot during the summer, even with the AC on. So, we thought this will be great cos we don't want to make the little lady cranky cos the dress is uncomfotable.

We thought of adding a netty pettycoat to make it fuller, but it turn out okay without one. First, because there was nation-wide strike in India so going fabric shopping was out of the question, secondly, to find a matching coloir will be another hard task. Luckily, the silk fabric is 42" wide.

I sewn tiny faux pearls around the neck & sleeves, and added a bunch of small ribbon flowers in the sash.

and there's the little princess...isn't she cute???


Oh and I made one more dress for Anisha too..here it is


NOTE:  Dupioni Silk still available at my ETSY SHOP

So, that's all ...until then...happy crafting

Red zig zag table top

Last week has been a little slow on sewing side. And now the summer holidays is around the corner so I have to think of how to keep my energetic sons busy. I enroll them into a summer camp sort of things, so that will keep them amused for sometimes.

Meanwhile, I managed to finish my (yet again) table runner. Yup, the zig zag quilt one. I was thinking of giving a white border (sash?), but it wasn't look good so I opened it again and decided not to give any border. Instead I chose red polkadots as a backing & binding.  What do you think?




There was a little bit binding left and one morning I made this pencil holder out of Fox can..now it looked more decent, don't you think?



So, now the #1 block of the BLACK & WHITE Quilt Along of Crafty gemini....(sorry my progress is very very slow). What do you think? It's fun to work with and can't wait to finish the next block. I have to play hide and seek with my little one since he always after my precious rotary cutter..:P





Thank you for stopping by....happy crafting


Blue Knotted Dress and everything else


I've been a bit busy recently. Not so much of sewing though. I still have the Red zig zag runner to finish. However I was so excited with my new toy..Olfa rotary cutter which I finally bought from Yvette at Etsy. She's so nice to double wrap it without any additional charge.


I found this nice blog of Crafty Gemini where she gives video tutorial on sewing. Recently Vanessa started a Black & White Quilt A Long . I'm going to participate (yay!), since I've been wanting to make quilt for my sons. I hope I can finish it. It's going to be my first big quilt. So here what I've got:



And one more thing, I made this knotted dress for my friend's niece. Got the fabric from one of my regular shop. It's the last 1.5 yards fabric. I love the color, it's perfect for summer. I was thinking of yellow solid for the strap but I didn't have it in stock so I went ahead with the blue one instead.



 End of this week, my sons mid term assessment will start, so all the sewing craft related will be put on the back seat for awhile...until then...Happy Crafting




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