Thursday, October 18, 2012

D.I.Y. : Simple and Plain TO Ornate and Showy

Today I will like to show you how to convert your plain, casual kurti to a nice embellished one by simply adding few laces and sequins and not to forget fabric paint.

Kurti - Cotton Cottage 
This was a plain kurti earlier. And now it looks like this. Lets see how to embellishment took place.

Mark the area which you wish to decorate. I chose rectangle shape. You can go for plenty of other shapes like this...

Now stitch a lace over the marked lines. 

Use tailor's chalk to draw the patterns. 

Use fabric paint tubes to draw the spikes. I have used copper color. As thats the color of the laces and sequins.

When done with neckline, take the same lace and attach it to the hem of the kurti. And add some lines of sequins.

Now the rest of the plain parts of the kurti is to be filled with small sequined flowers.

And your embellished and not-at-all-plain kurti is ready to be flaunted around.

I love to wear these accessories with this kurti. 

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  1. nice work!
    love the accessories... :)

  2. What a transformation dear. I never thought of using tubed fabric paints.
    Loved the accessories too.

  3. Nice work Shivali..u really make these things look so easy...which m sure aren't..!

    1. Actually they are easy to do too... Trust me.
      Glad you liked it.


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