Or as mykhaadi pret  child likes to call it,”The chicken curry dress” and I need to say, it looks as delicious as the chicken curry that my better half makes. He’s a cook that is good i must (grudgingly) admit, although, don’t tell him we stated that.

Asia has numerous opulent fabrics thanks to its history and Chikan is one of them. I have always loved the intricate white on white embroidery on thin muslin and chiffon fabrics. It used to be handmade, but now done by machines mostly.

Chikan khaadi summer sale originated in Lucknow, since the Wikipedia entry goes and was introduced by Nur Jehan, wife of Mughal emperor Jehangir. Anyone can see why she need gone cray-cray over this fabric.

khaddi sale

Nur Jehan eid dresses seems to have been a gutsy lady, smart and well educated.Given the timeframe that she lived in, its amazing how much control she had over the men in the Mughal empire. But apparently she loved to shoot and kill tigers. That was a put-off for me. I mean, there is no pride in killing an animal (that is minding its business that is own a gun, only for pleasure.

Anyway, back into the things I made this week.

This khaddi sale material had been very costly and I picked it up at one of the specialty fabric shops in Bangalore. The pattern is self drafted, but inspired by the Burdastyle wrap dress pattern. Buying a pattern is like pulling teeth for me personally, even one with such a great price point as Burda’s.

The Skirt is not exactly like the pattern though. I needed it to be twirlable, so I cut it in panels with a few flare put into the edges.

I hung the khaadi lawn collection 2020 instantly, since the bias grain associated with the skirt panels tend to stretch. The hem had been evened out the next day and then finished with bias tape. The bodice is lined with incredibly soft cotton cambric. The dress is underlined/lined with the exact same white cotton and the raw sides overlocked on my serger.

I understand I didn’t bother to improve the looper thread of my serger to white, so its lime green, but you don’t have to be so nitpicky..

Whenever cutting a bodice that is basic a wrap style, we need to account for the stretch that inevitably happens at the neckline. So I overlapped and slashed the bodice in the center of the neckline. Generally there isn’t any gaping here. Overall I’m happy because of the  way it offers ended up. The greater I sew, the higher I get and reduced could be the potential for it becoming a UFO (UnFinished sewing Object).

Finally, as a result of Picmonkey for letting me utilize their computer software for free to edit my pictures. Obviously the intention would be to blow their awesomeness to my mind and get me to take a subscription. I am blown away, but they have no  concept how inexpensive I am..he he.