Friday, December 24, 2010

Day 15

Since today is the last day of:


Comrades white chikan and uber colourful printed fabric will help in this task.

First dealt with the neckline:


the sleeves came in next:

yup, both have different coloured patterns on them.

in the end, added a thin belt to it.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Day 14

LOve the colour, hate the length. Time to turn a formal trouser into a casual 3/4th.

hence, chop chop

after some pleat action


And made something for the days when life is all butterflies and rainbows

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Day 13

Dismantled a hooded fullsleeved jacket today, have some thoughts abt using the hood and the sleeves for other sewing projects. But for the time being, i made a patrakaarish vest from the body of the jacket.

Insted of buttons i opted for strings.

Made pleats on the back to add some structure

Also made a cover for my machine, sewed a pocket to it(yes, that was once a skirt :D)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Day 12

I am going to call it "The stylist"/ "The cover-up" / "The adjusted mask" /"The Maskali":D

It has turned out quite different from what i wanted it to be, but wthey! even failures should be documented ;)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Day 11

Out came the scissor and had the elastic cut,
Belt,few buttons, a design change; did they assert
What was once upon a time a blue pale skirt
Is now a cap sleeved ruffled blue alert.

Friday, December 17, 2010

On an aside

I have decided to reduce the use of 'chemicals' on my skin to the bare minimum, hence no ready made cleanser, toner moisturiser. But fear not, have tried and tested simple concoctions on my skin since last month and they have dramatically reduced my skin issues.yaaaay!

So this is going to be sort of my new year resolution, more like a resolution that i plan to keep forever*

For cleansing - milk + honey + lemon juice

For toning and moisturising - Glycerin + rose water (works like magic, even during winters it keeps my skin from drying for one whole day *gasps*)

*Conditions apply - the meaning for the word might change according to mood swings and state of laziness.

BTW i toon in this blog of mine - and mostly here

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Day 10

Bandhani! I adore it. Its just that i couldnt find a casual bandhani top, all i could see at stores were tunics and some more tunics.

So i bought some material and made me an uber comfy top with faux half jacket style, elastic to add waist, and belt at the back for extra shape to the top.

a closer look at the neckline detail :

It goes well with my skinny jeans.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Day 9

Old flared jeans, so out of style and anyways they dont even look good on me. so time for some alterations.
Oh thick elastic band, help me.

This is how it looks like now.

Hardly took 5 mins. I like it :D

Friday, December 10, 2010

On an aside

Check it out! I just love peacock designs. So got me this hairclip with Meenakari work some days ago:

Infact, I like it so much that I am going to make it my family heirloom, sorta 'kohinoor heera' thing :D my kids and grandkids will fight for it.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Day 8

So I had this khadi kurta which was all nice and comfortable BUT had a collar *shrieks*, but i couldnt just cut and throw the collar away coz it was filled with very nice embroidery -


Hence i just removed the collar, cut it into equal halves, inverted and placed them on the neckline like this -

and tucked it in, sewed it on the inner side like this -


Friday, December 3, 2010

Day 7

While eating a chocolate cake today, my train of thought was as follows:
yummm cake >> silky chocolaty icing >> silk, brown >> scarf! oh no :(

Once upon a time i saw a brown abstract printed silk scarf, which i knew was of no use to me, but i still went ahead and bought it :X and i lived guiltily ever after.

So i thought, why not just cut-sew it on an equally useless brown top.


I pronounce thee not guilty :D

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Day 6

Time to pick up pace. hehe i think kavisto 15 will take more than a month to get completed.
Mummy asked me to paint this 'once black' pot. Long ago, i had glued tiny mirrors on it, the scars still remain.

Theme inspiration: warli art. Warli tribes usually depict themselves hunting, cutting wood, etc, etc in their paintings.

Finished it in a jiffy. Presenting... the warlied pot accompanied by bamboo plant

Lets take a closer look. There was just one mirror piece remaining, so it let it be and painted around it. Here is a dude using it, while he is busy whistling the lady posing and being photographed

..while two kids are playing

..and a filmi scene happening

..plz dont stop the music

..choreographed dancing eh

... oops one guy tripped while he was busy oogling at the photographed lady

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Day 5

Plain Jane, the next door girl,
No ruffles, no lace neither did she twirl,
Then came the needle and let the design unfurl,
A stitch here, a pattern there,
Presenting - the new pink girl.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Day 4

Made chinese hair stick today.
used - old paintbrush - using its stick part, some sheer fabric and fevicol.

twisted the fabric to form a rose

then applied some fevicol over the tip of the stick, placed the rose on it, twisted and wound the tail part of the rose around the stick, glued it along the way.


:D french knot using the stick (messy one though)