Kurta Makeover

This is a makover idea for an unused men’s Kurta to make a ladies Kurti.


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 Kurta Makeover!

I had a new navy blue men’s kurta with stand collar and full sleeves, of course of my husband that didn’t fit for him, I planned to convert it into a girly kurta. 

2 T Kurta Renovation Pic 1

How Did I Convert The Kurta?

1. First work I did was fit check. Checked if shoulder set was proper. It was fine. Waist fit, it was ok. Since the fabric was of clinging type, I didn’t bother to alter the fit.

2. I selected a vibrant multi-coloured lace stole to embellish my kutra. 

2 T Kurta Renovation Pic 2

3. The stole had a beautiful sky blue border with pink picot like finish. I decided to use this border in the collar outline and the sleeve cuff edge. I am not comfortable with very short tops. But, the kurta just reached upper thigh. So, I wanted to increase the length. I decided to attach 10”-12” wide stole body. Kurta would have looked good even in its actual length, just with lace border attachment.

4. I measured the collar outline along with placket line and the sleeve cuff edge. Then I cut one side border of the stole which I had chosen. Those were custom lace for collar outline and sleeve cuff. I hemmed those laces onto the respective areas.

2 T Kurta Renovation Pic 3

5. Then, I measured along the bottom hemline. Decided the extra length i.e. width of the stole to cut. I hemmed the bottom attachment. Finished! Wait, let me just check how my renovated kurta looks…

Kurta Renovation

Loved it! Just came out as I expected!

How did you feel about this kurta makeover project? Please let me know. Do you have any project of yours? Then, please share it!

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About Sindhu

A nature lover, dreamer, artist, fashion designer and blogger. Passionate about arts. Persued B.Sc Fashion Designing at Karavali College, Mangalore with first rank in the Mangalore University (2003-2006). Former lecturer at Gloria College of Fashion Design, Puttur. (2006-2011). Arts and fashion blogger (2013 onwards).
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17 Responses to Kurta Makeover

  1. praveen kumar says:

    innovative out come ….looking nice ..I feel the shoulder needed a little cure ..it looks narrow in the snaps …and the also a little concentration on neck /collr ..

  2. Sindhudevi says:

    Thanks for your feedback Praveen! Shoulder is perfectly fitting. You might have felt so because of the emphasis of opened collar. And, always less is more in designing! Your doubts are valid Praveen, after all you were my student!

  3. Dr.Suvarnini Rao Konale says:

    this is beautiful dear..

  4. Sindhudevi says:

    Thank you dear… 🙂 Your words mean a lot!!

  5. Swapnalaxmi.k says:

    amazing…….tumba laeka iddu idea….

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  8. Stevie Pizer says:

    Heya i am for the first time here. It is really useful & it helped me out a lot.

  9. sindhoooo says:

    Thanks! Keep reading Tantu!

  10. sindhoooo says:

    Thank you, make a visit again!

  11. sindhoooo says:

    Thanks! Visit again!

  12. indrani says:

    You have redesigned the kurta well, it looks a lot better.

  13. sindhoooo says:

    Thanks for the visit and your valuable comment 🙂 Feeling great to have a word of compliment from a very creative photographer 🙂 Thanks for the love!

  14. Love the makeover of the kurta. Truly you have a talent to transform simple stuff to something awesome.Looking forward to more such posts.


  15. Arti says:

    Wow, Sindhu! You are a wonderfully talented home-maker, so glad to meet you here and say hello! 🙂 The kurta is looking great on you. Keep designing, you have a truly lovely space here.

  16. sindhoooo says:

    Happy to see you here! Thanks a lot for your compliments Arti!

    Hope you enjoy visiting Tantu! Visit again!

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