Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Hey u all, its Sapna , and I am here to share my idea of converting old cloth , laces etc to an awesome bag . As you can see I have uploaded pics of a potli bag, a sling bag , and a cute and colorful little clutch bag( my fvrt).I had to do a lot of sewing for making these , but never thought they'll end up looking so cute ,
1. The potli bag is entirely made by sewing together rough and old kerchiefs, pieces discarded sarees from my mom's wardrobe , and yes most importantly the laces that I had left over from the anarkali suit I designed
( view the previous post , DRESS DESIGNING ............My Designing Experience ).
2. The clutch was made first by creating a basic structure or body , using plastic bags some cloth and a cardboard , all stuck and sewed together , then very meticulous covered with an old piece of cloth .The handles were attached in the end.
3. The sling bag ,was made entirely using my old overalls , I used an old belt to create the sling , for the bag, and used crystals for creating a symbols on it.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
In order to give a little fun, lively and perky look to the central wall of my room I made 28 butterflies , 4 of each of the colors of a rainbow .. The paper I used consisted of waste paper like that of old cards , newspaper and painted them with bright layers of colors .. .. do try it out .... , there can be various other figures that can be drawn and used in the same way like flowers , birds .etc etc ........ stay tuned for more such ideas :)
Monday, March 4, 2013
Anarkali designed by me
My designing Experience
In the past few days I came across a new interest of mine ...... ...... designing.....As all girls ,I have always been fond of clothes( the fairer sex's innate quality ;) including bargaining), ...not only going fr frequent shopping sprees , but what I have been more interested in is usually in a dress's anatomy ... that's right .. i mean its design ,cut, the type of cloth used , texture, colors, the geometry , n especially the embroidery (thread work, gotta patti,zari work).I love traditional outfits whether its a lahega , salwar cameez ,sharara or a saree .......................................
The Inception ;)
Designing this dress , was an idea that struck my mind when my mom was going through various online shopping sites to find a traditional looking saree .for my sister's wedding.....I was sitting by her side ..... and .... peeping on to my laptop , time and again because she had been using it for quiet a long time (although I knew she wont buy anything as I know she never shops online , as she thinks online purchases are'nt reliable ) ...... Just when my patience was about to run out , she clicked on yet another link .. regarding bridal anarkalis..........
this obviously got me reaaally interested ( , u ask why ? because when there is a wedding in a family all a girl can think about is ,"o God I don have anything to wear, what am I gonna wear?" same was the case with me ) ,
so I started looking more keenly and after seeing about 20 to 30 options, I found there was something missing in all of them , some had a beautiful color but lacked the right length of dupatta , some had gr8 embroidery on them but had poor dress material , some were really exquisite but out of my budget . All this left me thinking may be I can design one for myself as well plus it will make an exciting new project to work upon , and the designer within me started unleashing itself (lol) , and that's how I decided to design my own dress for my sis's wedding .........
and frenzz em glad I did so (although my mom called me crazy and insane when I told her my idea , i mean she found it troublesome, as she knew I was soon going to eat her head and take her to the market with me frm one shop to another in search of the right material ,, ... but convinced her somehow ...........
I made a design on paper , as u can see in the above picture . It took me about 2 weeks to get this dress ready ,I wanted the anarkali to include 2 of the most vibrant and my favorite colors Yellow and pink (I wanted it to be the most flamboyant silhouette I had ) , so I bought 2 meters of net, and Georgette and got them dyed I had to take assistance from my mother , for stitching up various laces, sequins, hangings,drops and the part that was too difficult for me like the koti, the kalis and the lining (the basic framework)......was done by Tailor Master jee of a nearby boutique ..Unlike how easy it seems to most people , It was quiet a challenge ........... the most challenging part is the procurement of material and most importantly stitching and explaining every1 what is to be made .
if you design a dress you one can obviously customize it in any way you want , unlike any ready made dress because you are creating what you are going to where , right!! and yes the dress is unique and special for you .
Its such an invigorating and pleasant feeling when the final product is completed and is appreciated by all .My frenzzz still ask me about this dress of mine , and how I got the idea , they did'nt beleive when I told them I got it stitched .... .
So, frnzzz keep innovating and keep inspiring others and yourselves and if you have any crazy idea in your mind bring it to reality , like mine !!!!XOXO ;)