Well this is kind of late for this update. I mean I had sewn this dress for my house warming party way back in May 2017. But I guess its never late to mention the alterations I have made. I wouldn't say alterations as its just the bling that got replaced.
So we go shopping for dress and I was left with a choices that had hit the market way back and was still trending. No sign of pleated Anarkali which was creating a buzz throughout. So when my hubby asked me to quickly choose a dress, I knew I had to sew my own. I am no expert at this but I can figure out based on a few detailed pictures.
I had to make up my mind on the colour and the fabric, on the spot! I was literally stumped and colour blinded at the same time. My brain was buzzing with a hundred different suggestion and I was struggling to make a decision. Finally I selected a good green in raw silk and a brocade fabric in the same green. But since I wanted to highlight the pleats, I had to again buy a different brocade in pink. Also the decision was made because of the net fabric that I had highlighted my yoke part with.
Then comes the important part, accessories or bling. I was exhausted enough with the shopping for home and the function, so I picked up the first thing I could lay my hands on. Believe me, even for this, getting the right colour was a bit tough. So I kind of went with something you can see on the photo. I know it looks cheap and what was I thinking. Ever since it has been sleeping in my wardrobe. Finally guilt took over and I made some honest effort to find some alternative. (could have been that or the fact that I was finally getting some ME time in the mall, ALL ALONE, can you believe it??). I rattled every button shelf I could find and finally the above button showed up, just like that. It was the right size and it would be a good and decent replacement to that cheap bling.
Now its all ready to wear. Pardon me for the poor lighting and wrinkled clothes. What can I say, I
am a old soul in lazy bones. So may be I will update the proper ironed and neat dress when I wear it (God knows when!!). Till then bye and do share which version you liked better.