Wednesday, 27 January 2016

No stitch embroidery

No stitch embroidery technique  If you are a beginner or you do not know embroidery techniques, don’t worry.
Here is a technique to enrich your costumes. The result is so good compared to aari work or hand embroidery. It consumes less time and easier too.
Materials required

Choice of material
Embroidery foam
Fabric glue
Marker (air or water)
Stone chains
Crystal stones
Initially draw or transfer your designs to the fabric

To this particular design, stick one of the crystal stones to the centre.

Glue around the crystal

Stick one end of stone chain and gently wind around the center and trim it. If you are a beginner, initially trim the chain to required length and then stick it out.

To glue the zardoshi please note add glue to sides of the stone chain and not to fabric.

Add stones one after the other of your choice for third layer.

By this way you can add multiple layers according to your wish.

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Mariposa costume

I made this costume for a fancy dress competition of my daughter. Easy to make and gives an elegant look.

Materials required for wings
Card board
Bronze wire of 5mm
Golden supernet fabric
Silk thread
Acrylic paints
1/2 inch elastic

Draw and cut  a wing pattern on cardboard

Using the cardboard as base make two pieces of wings using bronze wire.
Please note: bronze wires are easy to mould.
Handle it soft and slight bend upon the card board base, this  is more than enough.if possible weld both ends of the wire for more support.

Join wings together using two small pieces of bronze wire. Stitch elastic on both sides by hand.Keep this aside.

Draw and cut the golden fabric which should be half a
n inch bigger than the cardboard pattern.tailor one side of the wings using machine on the reverse side of fabric.pull inside out this wings.                                                                

Insert the wire mould into the stitched wings and stitch the remaining portion by hand. Do this both side of wings.

Finally paint using acrylic colours and allow to dry.