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Little Wonder’s Little Frock

Namaste Dear Tantu Enthusiast! How time flies! 10th November 2015… The magic happened! We had our Little Wonder in our arms! I got back the childhood of mine! And it’s been amazing being rediscovered everyday! Dear Reader, I remembered Tantu … 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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How to Take Measurements for Indian Outfits?

This post deals with methods of taking various body measurements for making of Indian garments in a comfortable order along with useful how-to measure illustrations. This post is a part of dressmaking basics series. Namaste Dear Tantu Enthusiast! It’s been … 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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Upcycling Saris into Quilted Blanket cover

This is a DIY tutorial post with general instructions for making quilted blanket cover using used saris and thus is a recycling project too. Namaste and hello Dear Tantu readers! Hope you are doing great! Its long since I shared … Continue reading

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Methods of Taking Measurements

This post is to introduce the systems of measurement for garment making like measurements from direct system, divisional system and sample garment. This post is a part of dressmaking basics series. Namaste Dear Friend! I have always been enthusiastic about … Continue reading

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How To Measure Yourself Accurately For Good Fit?

Find useful tips for taking accurate measurements yourself and some facts about achieving better fitting in your garments. This post puts light on the measuring systems used in dressmaking and tailoring. This post is a part of dressmaking basics series. … Continue reading

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