4/9/12

Indian Choli sewn convertible skirt.

Supplies: Thrifted Indian Choli. 


I got this in the Halloween section of a thrift store. It was 50% off so I got it for basically nothing. The beading was amazing along with the vibrant colors...I made pockets with the sleeves so I didn't have to cut the beaded work. Sewed the back up with a zipper and wah la! 


Before it was a lovely Indian Choli...I didn't take my scissors to it so I can still wear it as a cropped blouse.
When thrifting I always look for unique fabrics like this!


Up close! 


Oh I love it…

 


27 comments:

  1. That is fantastic! You're so talented!!

    http://bel-bien.blogspot.com/

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  3. It looks like an Indian Choli (top) to be worn either with a sari or a ghagra, but I love your version :)

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    1. thanks for the info...I love it either way. I didn't take my scissors to it so I can still wear it as the cropped blouse.

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  4. It is traditional Indian blouse..also called called as choli..usually worn with equally elaborate and rich and heavy flowy skirt all the way to your feet..also called as lehenga..
    To westernize it..it can be worn as a crop top with flared denims.
    But this is an unexpected awesome twist.
    Great job!

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    1. great idea! I didn't take my scissors to it so I can still wear it as a cropped blouse :). I like the idea with jeans!!

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  5. that looks amazing! i am in awe of your creativity! such a diy great find! xx


    aklreview.blogspot.com

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  6. how beautiful. never would've thought of this!

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  7. WOW thanks for sharing this!!! I NEVER EVER would have thought to tuck in the sleeves to use as pockets!!! So creative :)

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  8. that is so clever!
    xx
    sarabelleblog.blogspot.com

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  9. This is beautiful! I have a friend who lives in India right now, and I just sent her the link. I am definitely inspired :)

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  10. The beading is amazing!

    xo, Abbey (District Dress Up)
    http://abbeybrandon.blogspot.com/

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  11. That's so cute!!! I never would've thought of that!

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  12. WOW! Amazing piece, great freakin' job!

    ashley
    http://modernrococo.blogspot.com/

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  13. wow this is honestly sooo amazing, i am in love with it!!!! I also wanted to tell you i gave you a blogger award in my last post, you can check it out here! http://backalleysandboulevards.blogspot.ca/2012/04/award.html

    Cheers, Kristine

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    1. Awesome Kristine, Thank you so much!

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  14. How did you cut out your pattern without ruining the beading?

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  15. "voila" is the word you're looking for here, I think.

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  16. I LOVE this idea! Any way you could do a more step by step tutorial of it??

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  17. You are unreal!! I have been sitting here in my kids' room, trying to get my youngest munchkin down for nap, and have read through a ton of your tutorials... I welcome any afternoon where he fights sleep and I have to sit with him with your blog open on my laptop! Awesome renovations of sweet thrift store finds. I don't know how you make the time to create such rad stuff. I sew also, and am constantly turning my clothes and too-little tanks/tees into aprons and skirts for my daughter (when I get a sec to do it!) but I want to try every one of your designs so I can keep some of my cast-off clothes for ME! Awesome. You're my fave.

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  18. Oh so beautiful! I always looked at these intricate things in thrift stores and I couldn't think up a way to use them, now I know! Definitely on my to-do-it-yourself list and I must put it on my blog, too! With a link to your site of course!

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  19. I keep coming back to this all the time ,so super cute ,remember if you ever decide to sell it ,let me know .
    [email protected]

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  20. I keep coming back to this page ,the skirt is gorgeous .Remember if you ever decide to sell this skirt ,I am interested ,thankyou
    Donna
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  21. Please post a step by step tutorial on how to make this!!

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  22. Can you please post a step by step tutorial on how to do this!!

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