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Angrakha for my sister

Added Aug 20, 2010

by luxihere

Kuala Lumpur, Ma...






Today was the engagement of my sister’s best friend from school. So i thought of making her a new outfit to glow in. The fabric is similar one which i had stitched Angrakha for my SIL
Since i had only a day (read 4 sewing hours to make do with) i decide to make Angrakha itself as the fabric drapes well for this style. But made slight changes in the drape.

Angrakha is one of the earliest outfits which were worn by Maharajas. Now they are making a fashionable comeback. I am loving it…. I really really want to make one for self (i always give last priority for outfit for self, want to do something about it…)

The trim that is used here was bought for Rs.4 a mere and is worth every rupee spent on it. The trim inspired to work more with it than just as usual neck and sleeve embellishment, so started by placing it on the wrap of angrakha freehand, and let my mind waver here and there and ta da…. there is the result for you to see. I really like the effect, it adds jazz to the outfit but is defintely not over the top and that is what i call subtle elegance.

More of this on my blog for those interested …. Comments welcome….

Material Notes

Georgette with brasso like effect , really can’t explain the fabric, it feels like georgette and has crushed effect and velvet patches on it…




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    Aug 23, 2010, 06.53 AMby luxihere

    Thank you all for the wonderful comments.

    This is a self drafted pattern. I used basic shift dress block and drafted it. will post a technique when i make another angrakha.

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    Aug 21, 2010, 07.37 PMby eeltjeb

    Wauw!!! So beautiful!!! I would like to have on of my own. Is there some kind of pattern for it?

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    Aug 21, 2010, 05.39 PMby anajan

    Gorgeous! The shape is simple, yet so elegant, and the trim is just beautiful!

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    Aug 21, 2010, 03.48 AMby mojo elgin

    this is absolutely beautiful! i’m sure your sister wears it with much pride!

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    Aug 20, 2010, 08.34 PMby frankiesoup

    This is so, so beautiful. I just love the colour and the drape and am so impressed you managed it in just 4 hours!

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