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What Fabric (and Color) Do I Purchase To Make A Dupatta

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by SuiDhaaga, Nov 15, 2020.

  1. SuiDhaaga

    SuiDhaaga Gold IL'ite

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    You may have seen my previous post where I purchased a black kurti and a light grey maxi skirt (pictures below)

    I ended up cutting the lowest tier of the maxi skirt because it was too long. If I can use that extra scrap to make a border of a dupatta, it would complete the outfit.

    Question is, what material do I get to make a dupatta. I wish for it to be 6 feet by three feet. I am thinking color should be firozi, i.e. greenish-blue. It should contrast well with the light grey scrap.


    Please give advice on fabric and color. The kurti is crepe and the skirt is cotton-ish.


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  2. startinganew

    startinganew Gold IL'ite

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    I would use the fabric to make a nice, chunky, fabric, layered, rose and pin in on to the side of the knot you said would like to keep. A big brooch is what I am imagining. Maybe three roses together would look great also.

    I love how you've chosen grey to match the black. And you chose a skirt! Gives the outfit a modern look. (I would have gone for leggings - but that's what reveals my 90s styling! Now that you show the pairing - this looks much better with a skirt). But you are right, the outfit does need some grey on the top - to make it look balanced.
     
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    SuiDhaaga Gold IL'ite

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    WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Three roses. Would love to do this. Will search YouTUBE!
     
  4. Nuzhath

    Nuzhath Silver IL'ite

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    Yu have mixed fabrics in your set. Does the black top have gold in it? Do you want to reuse the pieces independently. Technically, I think the outfit will look chic even without a dupatta. If yu do really want one, you could go with crinkled cotton - to match the gold threads on the top. You can just skim the edges of the dupatta ( the shorter side) with a small flutter made of the skirt fabric.
    But you may have to add an edging to the skirt - a black or gold piping at the bottom. A thin piping with cording. dual color.
     
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    mitali123 Bronze IL'ite

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    With a grey border a bright color dupatta might do justice . I am still unsure how would it come out though but do share what you eventually chose
     
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    SuiDhaaga Gold IL'ite

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    Yes, the black top has gold in it.

    I'm starting to think the outfit would look chic even without a dupatta. So many options!!!!

    That's what they call it, piping! I actually got black, but it's more lace-like :)

    That is interesting. When I trimmed the skirt, I found it a tad too short. So I purchased 3" black lace trim. Once I clean up the cut edges of the skirt (am sewing by hand rather than machine), I will attach the black lace trim.

    Hopefully I can take and post photos!
     
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