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white n maroon with gold spirals

Added Sep 11, 2012

by nishavinod2009

Bangalore, India






I had actually started making this anrkali dress, as they call it, a while ago, like in Feb 2012, but dint finish it until now coz my mom kept reminding me about everytime i visited her. I wore it for an engagement ceremony after which i took these pictures.
The kurta/tunic white fabric with black designs is tussar silk, the duppatta(scarf/shawl) is black chiffon with maroon zig zag designs printed on it. the leggings are cotton with the same zig zag designs. The maroon fabric on the yoke, which is one piece is cut on bias and has hand painted gold spirals n other designs on it. The gold spirals around the hem is also hand painted. My cousin and sister-in-law helped me in painting it.
The kurta/tunic is made with seven pieces in the back n seven pieces in the front starting from below the yoke. It is fully lined with pre-washed white cotton material.White Invisible zipper at the back between the 3rd and 4th pieces. the leggings are cut on bias.
The design in the front is made by using a technique i learnt very early in my life, winding threads on the bobbin n stitching on the reverse. I like the result.

Material Notes

Tussar silk and Cotton




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Cotton, Silk

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    Oct 15, 2013, 04.17 AMby Anarkalisewing

    how many inches deep is the back neckline ??

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      Oct 24, 2013, 04.29 PMby nishavinod2009

      its 5.5". Check your mail yet??!!

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    Feb 9, 2013, 12.06 AMby Anarkalisewing

    hello, this is beatuful could you please explain how you made the kalli/pannels in a tutrial PLEASE ??

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      Apr 9, 2013, 03.19 PMby nishavinod2009

      sorry i dint reply for so long. I will need the email id to send u the tutorial..

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      Apr 10, 2013, 03.15 AMby Anarkalisewing

      My email is ilovecraftingandsewing@gmail.com.

      And btw I might have acedently hit that squiggly button under your comment :( I hope it didn’t go thru. Sorry ! Im on a touchscreen device and my finger hit it …. I hope nothing happens to your account. Sorry didi !

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    Jan 8, 2013, 08.54 PMby tigger0580

    The combination of different fabrics is nice. With the gold hand paint you put a very personal touch. I like it.

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      Jan 10, 2013, 06.21 PMby nishavinod2009

      Thank you very much! Glad you like it! :-)

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    Sep 18, 2012, 05.23 PMby vji

    wow beautiful akka…love the yoke nd the techniques used in it..double like for the dress:-))))

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    Sep 16, 2012, 09.05 AMby alessandra69

    bellissimo! anche io vorrei farne uno…

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    Sep 13, 2012, 06.45 AMby ritsel

    you made a beautifull combination of different prints! I like it a lot!

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    Sep 11, 2012, 11.47 PMby schnui

    I absolutely love this whole outfit. You have made it beautifully and looks so good on you. I also like the sewing techniques you have used for the front piece by winding different threads on the bobbin. I learnt that years ago and have forgotten about it so thanks for sharing that information.

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    Sep 11, 2012, 08.41 PMby Chynx

    Nice work…i like your dress :-)

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    Sep 11, 2012, 08.26 PMby Innamc

    Beautifuuuuul !!!!! I love traditional costumes, this is piece of art. Very ell done!!!

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      Sep 12, 2012, 05.31 AMby nishavinod2009

      Thank you! ur projects are very nice too…

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      Sep 14, 2012, 01.12 PMby Innamc

      thank you for you coment and adding my projects to your favorite :-)

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    Sep 11, 2012, 08.01 PMby louiseindritz

    This looks well made, and I love Indian clothes for women. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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      Sep 12, 2012, 05.33 AMby nishavinod2009

      Thanks, i would love to see the rest of ur works too..

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