Category Archives: Designing

Indian Textiles @ Bharatiya Craft Mela

Sharing some pictures of traditional Indian textiles like handloom textiles,  Bengali cottons/silks, Chikankari and brocade that were exhibited in a Craftmela (craft exhibition) took place in Bengaluru, on the occasion of Indian Independence Day. Bhaarata! Bharatavarsha! Jambudweepa!  Tianzhu (Tenjiku)! Hind! … Continue reading

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Paper Quilled Earhangings

Dear Tantu Enthusiast, Happy Makara Sankranti to all the Tantu readers who are celebrating the harvest festival tomorrow… Above are some firsts from Tantu’s first jewellery collection. Hope you like them. If not, wait! More to come yet!

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2015 – What’s New on Tantu?

Namaste Dear Tantu Enthusiast! Wish you all a very happy new year! On this occasion, I would like to share what new I have made recently…I just love these new pearl pendant and jhumkas (what you can see in the … Continue reading

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Kurta Shoulder & Armhole Alteration Tutorial

This tutorial post is about making even or uneven shoulder and armhole alterations in over-sized Kutra/Kurti/Kameez by adding darts based on individual style and design, thus giving suitable style tips resulting best possible fitting. Namaste Dear Tantu Enthusiast, Today’s Kurta … Continue reading

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Missing You Guys…

Dear Tantu Enthusiast, Thank you so much for visiting Tantu as a beloved fellow blogger or as a dear reader. Please don’t feel bad if your comment is not published or if I have not replied to you. Dear Fellow … Continue reading

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Kurta Shoulder Alterations – with Pleats

This easy tutorial is about making even or uneven shoulder alterations in oversized Kutra/Kurti/Kameez by adding pleats based on individual style and design, thus giving suitable style tips. Namaste Dear Tantu Enthusiast, This week’s Kurta alteration method is super easy … Continue reading

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Kurta Shoulder Alterations – with Tucks

This free tutorial post is about making even or uneven shoulder alterations in oversized Kutra/Kurti/Kameez by adding tucks based on individual style and design, thus giving suitable style tips. Hello Friend, Happy Deepavali to all the Indian Readers 🙂 May … Continue reading

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Kurta Shoulder Alterations – with Darts

This tutorial post is about making even or uneven shoulder alterations in oversized Kutra/Kurti/Kameez by adding darts based on individual style and design, thus giving suitable style tips. Namaste Dear Tantu Enthusiast, I had mentioned in my last introductory post … Continue reading

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Fitting An Oversized Ready-made Kurta/Kurti/Kameez

Are you very much picky choosing colour, style and design of your outfits but, fed up getting right look and right fit at the same time? This garment alteration post, is about ideas of fitting ready-to-wear garments like Kurta, Kurti … Continue reading

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Oversized Tee Makeover Idea for Non-sewers

This is a very simple making-over/fitting idea of a T-shirt for those who don’t know to sew and to measure. This idea is useful for making over an oversized men’s Tee into a casual ladies Tee. Namaste Dear Tantu Enthusiast! … Continue reading

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