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Sari summer dress

Added Nov 2, 2008

by fabricaddict

Durban, South Af...






I made this dress today from another one of my 50c Indian sari finds at the fleamarket (I was originally going to use it as a dining room table cloth and I’m very happy that there’s enough fabric over to still have one!). This is a very simple dress to make, I cut two pieces of fabric for the front and back 64cm wide each (allowing for 1.5cm seams down each side) and the length you want it, as well as straps. I then did 19 rows of shearing across the bust to make it elastic (1 cm away from the next). I had to line the dress with cotton voille but it made it look a bit puffy? Oh well rather puffy than see through! This will be a good maternity dress for me now that summer is here, but it’s also something I can wear when I’m not pregnant

Material Notes

Silk Indian sari, shearing elastic





Beautiful Indian sari fabric – I’m obsessed with it!

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    Nov 12, 2008, 03.57 AMby anajan

    Hey, that’s a lovely fabric! You look so exotic in this dress. Now, I would try to avoid wearing that dress while the matching table cloth is on the table :).

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    Nov 5, 2008, 10.12 AMby ondy-g

    Such a pretty dress, great job! It looks so comfortable & effortless to wear. I love using saris too- just finished making (several!) napkins out of an old sari.

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    Nov 3, 2008, 02.32 AMby amyjung

    Gorgeous, I LOVE it!!!! Beautiful fabric, I am so jealous (our fabric choices here are very limited).

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    Nov 2, 2008, 01.39 PMby mjb14

    Beautiful fabric. I have been making my girls and my nieces shirred dresses. I will have to make one for myself I think.

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    Nov 2, 2008, 11.39 AMby justmica

    Love it!!

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    Nov 2, 2008, 06.52 AMby fordelis

    Amazing fabric – like always! Love it!

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