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indian gathered blouse

Added Nov 2, 2010

by nishavinod2009

Bangalore, India






Actually this was made in a hurry but i dint get round to finishing it yet(notice the missing hooks at the front closing). I started off with the body colored lining first, using the basic indian blouse pattern to use as the base. I sewed the gathers on to the base. I had a tough time wid the gathering coz I had no pattern. Anyway this is how i wore it- to attend a friends wedding(with a saari of course!). will sew in the remaining hooks soon.

Material Notes





Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type

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    Aug 16, 2013, 11.14 AMby liliv-1

    Pretty, luxurious and so feminine!

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    Mar 4, 2012, 05.07 PMby vji

    very nice can u plz post the tutorial of this

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    Mar 4, 2012, 05.05 PMby vji

    very nice can u plz post the tutorial of this

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      Mar 13, 2012, 02.59 PMby nishavinod2009

      So did you understand it well from my mail? any clarifications? did you try it out?

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    Feb 22, 2012, 03.59 PMby pamchar

    Look so luxurious with the golden details, just like the Disney princess Jasmine.

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    Nov 12, 2010, 06.02 PMby carolesam

    This is beautiful. I adore saaris(hope i spelt that right) they are sooooooooo elegant.

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      Nov 15, 2010, 03.28 AMby nishavinod2009

      yes, u got saaris ryt. thanks! n u r ryt-they r elegant-at times can b sexy too.

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    Nov 6, 2010, 02.10 PMby jodeusp


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    Nov 6, 2010, 01.36 PMby gabcorb

    This is very special – love the colours and the gathering has worked well. I would love to try this sort of gathering on the bodice of a dress…

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      Nov 8, 2010, 02.43 AMby nishavinod2009

      yes, i too think it will look good. I m actually trying it on the bodice of another dress, but since the fabric is printed the gathers are not as visible. let me see how it turns out.

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    Nov 3, 2010, 03.23 PMby nidhi

    this is a pretty blouse Nisha!

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      Nov 5, 2010, 09.18 AMby nishavinod2009

      thanks. i have viewed most of ur projects, they r good too!

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    Nov 3, 2010, 12.29 PMby luxihere

    Nice blouse Nisha. I am glad people are able to use my pattern draft & sewing tutorial to great use. I can’t explain the joy and excitement i am feeling right now. It feels good to be able to help people in your own way by sharing what you know… it makes one learn even better.

    Here is the pattern drafting tutorialhttp://adithisammasews.blogspot.com/2010/10/saree-blouse-pattern-draft-1-enjoy.html

    Here is the sewing tutorialhttp://adithisammasews.blogspot.com/2010/11/saree-blouse-sewing-tutorial.html

    for those who would like to know the links… projects like these when people give credit to my tutorial, motivates me to post more in future… next in the list is Anarkali kameez tutorial, keep checking , it will be posted soon.

    best wishes -luxi_here AKA AdithisAmmaSews

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    Nov 3, 2010, 12.17 PMby Ella Pea


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    Nov 3, 2010, 02.32 AMby aluckmann

    This is beautiful!

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    Nov 3, 2010, 01.07 AMby nishavinod2009

    i will post a how-to of my way of sewing the indian saari blouse soon, its just a little different from the above link i suggested.

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    Nov 2, 2010, 05.15 PMby rchavez215

    super cute, like other people said, I would love to see how to make or the pattern you used, I am not Indian but I LOVE Indian style clothes!! thanks!

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    Nov 2, 2010, 05.08 PMby ikanbilis80

    I would love to have the pattern!!! I *ahem outgrew the choli I wore for my wedding. Need a new one to attend a Bollywood-themed party next month. Your version looks more fancy than the regular store bought ones!

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      Nov 3, 2010, 12.47 AMby nishavinod2009

      same here, i outgrew the normal choli or blouse long back since then i have been experimenting various things-this is my favorite-but a bit hard-managed 2 blouses in this style. i have the instructions in word, my email-nishavinod2006@gmail.com

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    Nov 2, 2010, 03.11 PMby keerthana Sundarkumar

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