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Stylish and Contemporary Saree Blouse

Hello lovely ladies (and dudes, if you are here too ☺️)

I’m back again with a new exciting blouse tutorial, which YOU can make and flaunt with your favourite Saree. You can even wear it with a pair of jeans or a skirt ! Well that’s how versatile out Saree blouses are 🤷🏻‍♀️

Okay let’s dive right into it !

Tools required:

Rulers – Straight, L, Hip curve and French curve.
Basic Blocks – Front and back.
• Pattern making paper.
• Sharp pencil and eraser.

As always we begin with tracing the basic bodice.

How to make Basic Bodice – The easy yet effective method

Step 1.

• Trace the basic bodice for front body.
• Close below the bust dart and open from centre front by using shifting method.

Stylish and contemporary Saree blouse

• A to B mark shoulder length very close to the neck corner.
• Connect B to the under arm point in a smooth curve.
• Mark a neck depth at the centre front at D and join a with D in a smooth curve.
• Raise a point from bottom centre by 1 inch at E.

Stylish and contemporary Saree blouse

• Extent the pattern for the front knot tying and back tying.

Stylish and contemporary Saree blouse

Back Pattern

Back pattern is fairly simple, just trace the basic bodice and mark straight linefrom the under arm to the centre back.

Stylish and contemporary Saree blouse

Your patterns for a very stylish blouse are ready !

Here is the link to my free sewing pattern and resource

https://dsewclubnewsletter.ck.page/0408ae5c8c

If you wish to learn the art of dress making in a systematic and professional manner then here is the link to my online dress making course –

www.courses.dsewclub.com

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Make a Cocktail Dress out of a Saree

“Closet full of fabulous Sarees and not an occasion to wear!” … wondered every Indian women at least once in these last 2 years.

But I’m on a mission to give purpose to your beautiful Sarees, one Saree at a time. And you can be a hero just by doing that too, I’ll tell you how 😊

Not all hero wear capes, some wear Sarees…

Illustration by @artby_gt

I recently had a beautiful Cutomer wanting to reinvent her Saree that she wore many times and created fond memories through it. A piece of clothing such as this is too precious to part with, you would agree.

She had a design in mind, she needed a dress that maintained the flow of this beautiful emerald green chiffon drape.

The result was pleasing not just for her but for me as I knew a gorgeous Saree has been rescued and given a new meaning and purpose.

Lets see how it was done ✅

Tools required –

  • Measuring tape 📏
  • Pair of scissors ✂️
  • Chalk
  • Pins 📍
  • Lining fabric ( you could use the remain Saree material)
  • Sewing machine ( if you don’t have one, you could use back stitch

Steps

  1. Fold your Saree pallu half way as shown in the figure below 👇🏽

2. A to B – mark diagonally

Shoulder length plus 1 inch.

B to C – go in by 1/2 inch

C to D – mark armhole divide by 2, and give a little curve.

D to E – March off shoulder circle divide by 2 ( refer to the pic below)

Sew from E to the hem and D to the hem

If you wish to add lining, you could use the remaining Saree fabric, cut exactly the same way as pallu and attach from the neck line and the armhole.

Your cocktail dress in just 3 stitches is ready !!

Watch this video, where I explain the drafting. 

To watch the full making video