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11 November

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    Nov 11, 2013, 03.16 AMby devikadevi

    laxmi wat abut chiffon,lycra,tulle,net(for anarkali) fabrics…will it be available there…or is there any online websites to get them…

21 March

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    Mar 21, 2012, 04.15 PMby devikadevi

    Hi laxmi….i am from chennai .. i am a novice..i used to buy cotton fabrics from cotton street.. but i dont knw wer to get jersey,knit,lycra..or anyother fabrics…i really need some help ..if u know anyother places please do give some options to buy fabrics…addresses or shops wer i culd find these materials….thank u!!

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      Apr 2, 2012, 05.03 AMby luxihere

      You can buy lycra, knit fabrics from Thakurdas Choithram , near LIC, anna salai; even rare fabrics like velvet is also available there. sorry for late reply, i haven’t been online much for the past week or so!

1 November

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    Nov 1, 2011, 12.15 AMby petitmoutonbleu

    Hello! I just made an attemp of making your pants… but they end up too short!!! I don’t understand how you make them longer! I foldes as it said but all the lengths turned put the same.. pleaseee could you take a picture on how you fold the fabric for the grown up dhoti pants!!!!! pleaseeeee!!!!! I would really appreciate it

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      Nov 9, 2011, 05.52 AMby luxihere

      I have made grown up dhoti patterns (for me) the same way and magdamagda had also tried this and made one for self and has no issues.

      Please recheck the inner seam length you require, once you fold the cloth till it becomes triangle, then first measure the ankle opening as required and then from that point measure the inner seam length and mark upwards.

      Inner seam length + height of waistband part should be equal to your full length

      hope this helps. please recheck the tutorial.


29 October

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    Oct 29, 2011, 10.16 AMby luxihere

    hmm.. thinking about design of my daughter’s 5th b’day outfit, which is coming up next saturday! fingers crossed!

19 October

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    Oct 19, 2011, 10.24 AMby kalleda

    Hi! I’m came across your profile and love your profile and I just have to say, it’s so great to see someone posting traditional Indian clothes on BurdaStyle, because after all, how can you exclude the fashion and design of one of the most culturally rich countries in the world.

    I had a question for you – I am a total novice and want to get started with sewing and creating clothes – no skills whatsoever. I assume that to begin, I’ll have to buy a sewing machine.

    I was wondering if you could suggest a sewing machine that is available commonly in India for beginners. I live in Bangalore (recently moved here from Chennai/US) and am quite lost :-/

    Just thought I’d throw it out there!

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      Oct 19, 2011, 01.19 PMby luxihere

      Usha fashion maker will work fine for a beginner and the needles and other spare parts will be readily available.

      I own a singer and have loads of trouble getting needle and spare parts, which i have to request my friends travelling from abroad to get it for me.

      Thanks for the compliments. I am glad more people who are interested in Indian Clothing are on Burdastyle and in fact world over.

28 September

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    Sep 28, 2011, 01.06 PMby kinsmana

    Your projects are unbelievably beautiful! Well done.

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      Sep 29, 2011, 04.16 AMby luxihere


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    Jul 4, 2011, 02.34 PMby vji

    ya yes…akka wil tel abt tat blouse too

21 May

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    May 21, 2011, 12.38 PMby vji

    thank u so much..

19 May

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    May 19, 2011, 08.40 PMby navychoudhury

    I love your daughters dresses your very talented !

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      May 20, 2011, 05.02 AMby luxihere

      Thanks! From your name i guess you are Indian or person of Indian origin. Glad to see lots of Indians on board showing and sharing interests and knowledge and creations of Indian Clothing.

3 January

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    Jan 3, 2011, 11.29 AMby luxihere

    Happy New Year to you all. Back from vacation..hope to get back to sewing in a day or two…

28 December

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    Dec 28, 2010, 01.40 PMby luxihere

    Going on vacation..will be back by 3rd Jan 2011…

    HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all…

23 November

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    Nov 23, 2010, 06.45 AMby luxihere

    Bernina 3 Series – 30’s Inspired Look – Anarkali posted….fingers crossed…i atleast hope to be nominated to showcase one of India’s classic looks…

5 November

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    Nov 5, 2010, 10.50 AMby magdamagda

    Happy Diwali!!! :)

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      Nov 6, 2010, 06.49 AMby luxihere

      Thanks for the wishes.

3 November

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26 October

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    Oct 26, 2010, 07.59 PMby luxihere

    Deepavali (AKA Diwali) Dresses Status

    1 Saree Blouse for Mom – Completed 1 Pattu Paavadai for Darling daughter – WIP

    News : Will soon share the draft for the Saree blouse and Pattu Paavadai & Sattai (Silk Skirt & Top)

23 October

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    Oct 23, 2010, 04.51 PMby luxihere

    Deepavali (AKA Diwali) shopping Part I completed today, will go for part II 2moro. this year its extra special as my DD’s b’day also falls on the same day Nov 5…. exciting….

28 September

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    Sep 28, 2010, 05.12 PMby luxihere

    Navarathri Collection – Status Update; 3 down 6 more to go; latest dress no:3 is yet to be named, any suggestions!!!???

27 September

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    Sep 27, 2010, 07.31 PMby luxihere

    Navarathri Collection = 9 new dresses; 2 down 7 to go….

22 September

31 August

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    Aug 31, 2010, 03.58 PMby luxihere

    Posted my first technique so far on Burdastyle.

    As i had requests for Angrakha draft, sat down to make a tutorial on how to draft pattern for Angrakha; Check it out in the Techniques or Learning Section of Burdastyle

26 July

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    Jul 26, 2010, 10.56 AMby luxihere

    Burdastyle Book Dress Shipped. Thank god and thank you all loved ones for your support… hope it reaches safely…

24 July

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    Jul 24, 2010, 03.45 PMby luxihere

    Hem Finished. Need to clip all lose threads and press it for one final time. Need to find a fancy button to keyhole closing. and ta da… Burdastyle book dress will be done . Spoke to FedEx guys here and they said shipping with the code shouldn’t be a problem…hope everything goes well and my dress flies to Newyork on time to reach Rachel….

23 July

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    Jul 23, 2010, 04.50 PMby luxihere

    Burdastyle Book Project dress – Reaches its final stages. Hem to be done. Scheduled for tomorrow. Happy weekend and happy sewing….

22 July

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    Jul 22, 2010, 11.34 AMby luxihere

    Thank god. Zipper (invisible) is done perfectly atleast to my eyes in the burdastyle book project dress. …. Need to attach lining to main fabric…

    This was the link i used (i actually tried a lot of other tutorials and have 15 sets of test zipper attached scraps!) ; but this was the one which worked for me as didn’t have an invisible zipper foot and used my normal zipper foot.

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    Jul 22, 2010, 11.34 AMby luxihere

    Thank god. Zipper (invisible) is done perfectly atleast to my eyes in the burdastyle book project dress. …. Need to attach lining to main fabric…

    This was the link i used (i actually tried a lot of other tutorials and have 15 sets of test zipper attached scraps!) ; but this was the one which worked for me as didn’t have an invisible zipper foot and used my normal zipper foot.

13 July

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    Jul 13, 2010, 06.45 PMby luxihere

    Sample Test Fit on Altered pattern (Classic princess seam) completed. Still feel i may have to add 1/4 inch on side front pieces. Lets see. and i realised i am VERY POOR in sewing invisible zipper. my invisible zipper is so VISIBLE ha ha… i am trying 1 technique a day by googling ‘invisible zipper’ . In case any one of you have a tried and tested method, which is not bound to fail please please please let me know…

    This is more important as i am able to get 20" zipper in black or white color only and the colored ones are max 16". so if i am going to use white one on my sandal shade fabric, i better make it INVISIBLE… So PLEASE HELP !!!!

7 July

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    Jul 7, 2010, 07.54 PMby luxihere

    Completed Test Fit Dress; Thank god i did this step; Had to do so many alterations. Now have made them all; Time to do the pattern variation. Hope to do a test fit of the altered variation included pattern….. btw its my anniversary today, so i guess i deserve to take a break, and treat my hubby. c ya…