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Diy Lehanga From Fabrics Bought In Us

Discussion in 'Sewing & Stitching' started by sanjuruby3, Mar 9, 2021.

  1. sanjuruby3

    sanjuruby3 Gold IL'ite

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    Has any one every tried lehanga or some festive dress diy'ing from fabrics bought here?
    i know, if we buy from etsy or some online, probably that will be cheaper than fabric alone, forget about trimmings, etc and sewing itself.

    So every year for diwali etc, i love to dress up myself and my daughter indian. But we either have big or tight clothes or too plain, not really festive. Morever, this year do not know if we will be able to go.
    I do not want to bother my parents to send me clothes. So just thinking of option, if nothing else.
     
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  2. amulya2020

    amulya2020 New IL'ite

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    Sorry, I don’t have an answer. But I’m really wondering who will be stitching it. Do you do it yourself?
     
  3. Flyhigher

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    My sister sometimes buys fabric to herself and my niece and gives to stitching here itself. Even once I bought material for salwar kameez. Hobby Lobby and Joann have great fabric collection.

    https://www.joann.com/casa-embellis...-embroidered-floral-butterflies/15770969.html

    https://www.joann.com/fabric/fashion-apparel-fabric/bridal-special-occasion-fabric/

    Apparel Fabrics - Fabric & Sewing | Hobby Lobby

    Joann have 20% off on entire purchase, also few other coupons you can look here

    https://www.retailmenot.com/view/joann.com
    https://www.retailmenot.com/view/hobbylobby.com
     
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    sanjuruby3 Gold IL'ite

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    Festive outfits are hard to sew and they need fitting etc. Do they have indian tailors here in US? Long back i had heard of some indian women who used to do blouse stitching. But that time i did not need so i did not pay much attention.
     
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    The tailor was my neighbor 5 years ago who used to tailoring after her regular work. After that she moved I moved. She used to stitch saree blouse, salwar, lehengas. Not totally perfect but I was happy with her work. My sister lives in west cost ,she had finds through Sulekha or Yelp. Once she got it stitched with an apparel design student who posted ad on Craigslist. There are Indian tailors in every city. Check your city’s local ad magazine, Sulekha, Indian WhatsApp/Facebook groups, Indian temple, Indian grocery store ad bulletin boards, check with your local friends for reference. May be at first just give one dress which is not expensive for trials and see how the finished output comes and then decide .
     
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    I loved to hear that you have or someone has experienced through these websites. Gives bit of confidence before ordering. I have seen etsy listings and reviews but somehow i feel i can not trust those reviews.
     
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    I usually buy from online boutiques (FB/Instagram) or websites like limeroad/myntra/g3fashions and such. I usually ship them to my parents place and make them send me courier along with different other things like pickles, indian snacks and all. I plan for yearly events (birthdays/anniversaries/festivals) and get them at once. If I dont have time to search through, I buy from Indian boutiques here in USA there are tons of people selling customized dresses/jewelry these days, my community itself has 4 boutiques who are selling sarees/dresses/kurthis/lehangas/frocks/artificial jewelry (we are densely populated with desis). Either way never had issues with my purchases so far.
     
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    thanks for reply.
    that would be much better since it will be well finished per indian designs.
     

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