And once again, another grainline studio pattern. I may or may not be crazy in love with her patterns. Anyway the key things –
1. I used this most gorgeous ikat chiffon found at my new favourite fabric shop – Arbuda Matching Centre in Ahmedabad. I cut it sandwiched between old newspapers and it cut great (almost). Finished all seams (except sleeve) using french seams and hand rolled the neckline hem as I didn’t want to add bias binding after my last disaster. I think it will take me a while to try bias binding again.
2. I elongated the sleeves using this tutorial and also cut a slight boat neck vs the round, although I think the front part became a bit too low but eh, whatever! I added two small pleats in the front and a string in the back to bring back some balance.
Here are photos, some in my favourite buddha position!
Probably my best french seams and hem (on delicate fabric) by far
Fabric: Beautiful chiffon ikat from Arbuda Matching Centre in Ahmedabad for Rs. 250 / metre and bought a total of 2m as the width was a bit less.
Notions: Thread for Rs. 5, for a grant total of Rs. 505 which is $8 (+ the pattern for $6.5)
Time: 4 – 5 hours