My DIY Anarkali project :

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About a year back I posted about my first DIY anarkali project which was  a success . With the anarkali trend promising to stay for a  longer time I set out to design my second anarkali .

This time I wanted keep the colours light and make it a everyday wear suit but the end result was pretty different. It turned out to be another wedding dazzler.

DIY Anarkali project

The idea for this anarkali came up when I spotted this very old madhuri Dixit photo wearing this blue anarkali on nach baliye somewhere on pinterest.

With so many Anarkali readily available in the market why go throught his ordeal you ask? I hunted down for a similar anarkali but did not find one (actually found one which costed around 10k) so design it myself!100_4994DIY anarkali lehenga

What I got:

  • Light blue fabric with rubber print and glitters: (3 meters) I saw this fabric and was in love with it. It was so light crisp and those white flowers looked gorgeous. I had to buy it for the flare thingy.
  • Gold sequined cloth for the bust: (1/2 meter) Now this was a tricky thing since the blue fabric had silver glitter particles I broughta silver bust mateial but I changed my mind because I wanted an anrkali similar to madhuri so went in for this gold  fabric  with seuins . I actually wanted gold brocade but it wasn’t avaialble anywhere so Bling bling!
  • Bright pink velevet lace: (brought some 9 meters dint use all of it): Combination of blue and gold looked a little pale to me so to add more colour I brought bright pink velvet lace. But now when I see this end result wish I had opted for light pink lace.
  • Some dual coloured lace for the bust definition.
  • Crushed blue dupatta

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Approximate cost of this anarkali is around 2500 INR

  • Flare fabric 250 *3 meters  =750
  • bust fabric 300 * 1/2 meter = 150
  • lace around 200 
  • Dupatta 150
  • lining + chudidaar 60 * 5 meter =300
  • stiching 400

DIY anarkali

Iam going to wear this at one of the functions of my cousins wedding SmileYou can make a lehenga using the same fabrics and wear it to smaller wedding functions. Just use the blingy bust to make a blouse and get a lehenga stitched from the blue fabric. If you have a matching duptata with light work it  look super wow. 9or just attach laces and embroidered butees to a plain georgette dupatta. I kept my dupatta plain because I dint want to spend more.

All these fabric materials are available in the bylanes of commercial street in bangalore .

How do you like my Anarkali?

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