Howdy! I was hoping to finish and actually model this kurta in this post, but did not happen. I should give up trying to hasten completion of garments. However, here is another newborn-baby step. I have hereby bound the neckline. Yay. The silk charmeuse bias strips are not hard to work with at all, lest… Read More All-in-One Neck Binding and Ties.
… I might say newborn-baby steps since all I did since the last post was finish the straight slit I had cut out at the kurta neck, wanting to add straight and uninterrupted piping to the cut edges. Uninterrupted, you ask? How did she get the pointy bottom, you ask. it sure looks like two… Read More The Front Slit: Making Sewing Progress With Baby Steps
I began making this piece, fully expecting to use the expected placket neckline treatment and other usual kurta details; but no, a tied neckline (which is not untraditional) danced in my head, at which point I stopped sewing to consider that option, and the staring began. After two days’ of looking at the half-done kurta,… Read More Stop (Sewing) and Stare (at Your Sewing Project)…
The first dupatta rehabilitation is complete, also being the first sewn project of 2022. I think it went well. What do you think? Did you see my previous post? My project was quick to make because I made it my mission to use the details already present there — the block printed borders (all four),… Read More Dupatta (Scarf) Rehab
This is in the “angarkha” (say that fast three times) style of a South Asian Kurta. All it means is that the front closure is asymmetrical and overlapped in the front. This style of neck closure was common in ye olde days of the Mughal kings of India, and it is still commonly worn today,… Read More New Kurta: Persian Border Print and Overlapped Neck
Hi friends! Samina here with yet another pocket-intensive post. This here is a sherwani. A sherwani is just a long knee length or longer tailored jacket, a traditional wardrobe item for South Asian men. I also want you to know that this particular sherwani belonged to my husband who wore it to our wedding back… Read More Deep Sherwani Pocket
Hi guys! Today I’ll share images of my finished blouse (with as few words as I can). I’m sorry, I’m taking back the “finished” part. The front is still pinned together and I have to attached hooks and eyes. It will be done. Notice how the sleeves are standing on their own? The brocade has… Read More Sari Blouse: Final Notes
The Sew Everything Blog is four years old, and I could not be more beholden to my readers – old and new. Thank you for reading my words and sticking around for four years. It’s my goal to share with you good sewing information, sewing thoughts and lots of sewing fun! So, thanks again! ——————————————————-… Read More Sewing a Sari-Blouse