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Princess cut Indian blouse, flower cut-out at back

Added Aug 28, 2013

by nishavinod2009

Bangalore, India






I made this few months back for my cousins wedding. Its the Indian blouse with little alteration, I used princess seams. Its fully lined with cotton, half flower cut out at back, the center of the flower was supposed to be a round but it became some other shape after I hand sewed the off-white trim to it, I am holding it in place with a nude lining material underneath but looking for other options, the front portion of blouse was cut on bias. for the center of the flower I used embroidery and trim from the saari. For the blouse I dint use the fabric they gave with the saari and went ahead n bought this material and it turned out to be a pain to work with, It frays like hell, and the bits and pieces of the pattern(my own) made me feel very stressed while handling it. It looks very shiny in the pictures taken indoors but not so much outdoors. I hand sewed beaded trim to the edges of the sleeve and the front neck line.

The Saari was two colored chiffon, had some rhinestones on it, but I ended up sticking some more of the rhinestones. Also I added another row of borders to the existing border. I pre-stitched the pleats of the Saari that fall from waist, keeping it together with a paisely design and trim from the saari itself.

Material Notes

Blend, Chiffon, Beaded trim, acrylic rhinestones




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Chiffon, Blends

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    Aug 29, 2013, 03.11 PMby tejka

    waaw. speechless.

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    Aug 29, 2013, 08.54 AMby fashionfreek

    Lovely.Really creative.x

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    Aug 28, 2013, 11.06 PMby schnui

    Also very beautiful. I simply love the fabrics you use in India; so vibrant!!

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      Aug 29, 2013, 05.28 AMby nishavinod2009

      Yes, even i like the vibrant colors for traditional wear. India is all about bright colors.

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    Aug 28, 2013, 09.39 PMby Brahdelt

    Your craftmanship is great, I like the flower cutting on the back. I wish I was braver when getting married several years ago and tried to make my own blouse and skirt – I wore sari to my wedding although I’m Polish :-). The ready made ones weren’t too comfortable.

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      Aug 29, 2013, 05.34 AMby nishavinod2009

      Thank you! and WOW, u wore a saari to ur wedding? tht is nice, I am so impressed. Yes, ready made ones dont fit well, coz its not made to our measurements. Its not very hard to make these blouses.

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    Aug 28, 2013, 09.05 PMby liliv-1

    Stunning, especially at the back! Perfect craftmanship!

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      Aug 29, 2013, 05.32 AMby nishavinod2009

      Thank you, your comments makes me very happy

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    Aug 28, 2013, 08.59 PMby Mary Athey

    wow!! i love this on you, your attention to detail and colour is superb. the cut out back on the top section is gorgeous. xx

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