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Design your own artsy Anarkali ........

9:20 PM

Vintage Indian wear has been revisited and how ! You can spot any and everyone flaunting the anarkali these days , especially the b-town divas have been making waves in this indian attire .

Anarkali are more preferred indian wear at weddings and festivals these days because they are so much easier to handle unlike the heavy lehengas and treat-me-like-a-queen sarees! But Anarkalis are damn expensive and cost a bomb especially hurt your wallet if you are a non-repeater of dresses!

So designing and getting your own anarkali stiched sounds like a better option.

When designing your own anarkali suit it is better to play with colours combinations and fabrics.,  that way you wouldnt have to worry about finding a karigar to do intricate embroidery work with sequins ,stones and kundans. But if you do know a place which excels at this stuff whoaa ! i envy you!

An anarkali has to main parts the bust or the bodice and skirt or the flare portion. The skirt can be designed in many ways, it can be half circled, fullcircled like the umbrella cut or even layered.Try rich fabrics like silk brocades for the bust, while the flare is best attained with flowy fabrics like georgette, crepe, net or chiffon.

I designed my own anarkali and was quite satisfied with the result here is a pic


To materialize this anarkali project you will need 

  • 3 meters of light silk brocade in PINK (around 150 per meter)
  • 1/2 meter of slightly rich brocade in green (around 200 per meter)
  • some lace !
  • 51/2 metrs of san tape cloth for lining and chudidaar 
  • a crushed pink dupatta
  • a good tailor :D
have a closer look


Ok the suit did come out well and good but i made it into an umbrella cut anarkali flair so it is quite heavy, if you are going for lesser flair you can save on material costs .

The whole dress along with making charges cost me less than 2000 INR ! fab eh ! Iam all out to design a  different dress with lesser flair and more subtle colours. 


Inspired ? go raid local fabric stores and go all out design your own anarkali.

Points to note
  • go for half sleeves without lining on sleeves! full sleeves make the dress all heavy
  • to give some more hint of green to dress, go for some green brocade as patch border for flair and dupatta 
  • It is very important that your tailor knows what you want, raid the web for some pics to show him
So dazzle a wedding in style which suits your pocket :D







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