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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Online Fabric Shops in India

I recently searched for online fabric retail shops in India and found these. International shipping is available on most of these shops. Hope this list would be of help to those of you wanting to buy Indian fabrics online.

1. Samyakk

They sell a variety of gorgeous fabrics. From solid cottons, and silks to printed cotton, georgette, chiffon, and crepe, to embroidered, lace, brocade, and net fabrics, they have it all. They also sell trims and embroidered fabric patches.










2. iTokri


They sell mostly Indian hand block printed, natural dyed, batik, and handloom fabrics, and their collection is great.









A description on their website reads, "The process of printing and dyeing these fabrics uses seeds, bark, flowers, minerals, wheat, iron wastes, clay, lime , tree gums. The printing paste is made of imli seed powder. The fabric is boiled in big copper vessels. The synthetic dyes used are the first generation dyes, indigo and alizarin. This way of jugadu-natural-dyeing is the best way of eco-friendly dyeing at a reasonable price."

3. eBay.in

I especially like this seller yashbinani5414, as I have already bought many beautiful, super soft  fabrics (cotton, chiffon, crepe) from this seller. The seller is very very helpful. I received the fabrics within two days.









4.  muteyaar.com

I found this website when I was browsing yesterday. They have a good collection of cotton fabrics that are suitable for making kurtas, kids dresses, night dresses, etc. They also sell other items such as laces, trims, salwar suits, patiala salwars, etc.










This seller also sells on eBay.in.

5. india1001.com

This shop also sells hand block printed cotton fabrics. Nice collection. I especially like this one---tribal village scene printed in indigo blue on white cotton fabric. But it has been sold out.



4. Exotic India

They sell hard-to-find Indian hand block printed, digitally printed, khadi, silk, and silk brocade fabrics.


5. DesiCrafts.com

Wonderful collection of Indian fabrics, trims, and laces. Prices are listed in U.S. dollars.

6. MeraKapda.com

A shop to buy suiting fabrics.

7. Zansaar.com

You can find upholstery fabrics at this shop.

8. SeasonsWay.com

You can find shirting and trouser fabrics here.

This is what I've collected so far. Please let me know if you know any other online shops in India selling fabrics in retail. I will add them to this list.

I am looking for an online shop or seller in India that sells chevron print cotton fabrics (especially white with any color) as well as printed knit fabrics. But can't find one yet. I am crazy over chevron prints. Please let me know if any of you find such a shop or seller.







Friday, August 29, 2014

Fabric Shopping Online---Modes4u

A few months ago I bought some fabulous fabrics from the Hong Kong-based Modes4u.com online fabric shop.

Robert Kaufman zig-zag chevron fabric Remix Metallic



Black designer fabric Plume with peacock and flowers by Timeless Treasures



Brown poppy flower organic fabric by Birch Fabrics.




I love, love, love, ... these fabrics and am planning to make skirts or dresses for my kids.

I received the package within 10 days of ordering as the modes4u team had promised. Their customer service was excellent and the quality of the fabrics is great.


Saturday, August 23, 2014

My Next Tutorial Will Be On....

Sailor collars. Yes, some of the readers have asked for this tutorial. and that's what I am working on now. As my baby sleeps more during day time and my elder daughter attends full-day senior kindergarten, I get enough time for sewing.

This is what I have done so far.












I am yet to finish the dress. The tutorial is almost ready. Watch out for the tutorial.

Thanks to all of you for encouraging me through your comments.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Our Bundle of Joy Has Arrived

A big hello to everyone! I have been waiting for almost three months to share the news that we have been blessed with a baby girl. She was born on June 1. She is cute and cuddly, and so sweet! I am spending most of my time playing with my two little angels.

I will soon meet you all with yet another sewing tutorial.

Have a happy weekend!











Sunday, April 27, 2014

Free Pattern---A-Line Dress with Peter Pan Collar---Now Includes Sizes 4 and 5

Today I am very excited to post the free pattern for the A-line dress with Peter pan collar for sizes 3, 4, and 5 as per the request of some of the readers of my blog.



This is the link to download the pattern. 


Please print the pattern at 100%. Do not scale. The pattern pdf contains 1 pattern assembly page + 12 pages of pattern pieces. I have already posted a three-part step-by-step tutorial here. Seam allowances are included in the pattern as shown in the tutorial. Pocket is not included in the pattern, however you can easily make one by following the tutorial.

Please feel free to e-mail me at flora.flowers.boo@gmail.com, if you have any questions regarding the pattern or the tutorial.

Note: My blog's link in the pattern assembly page should read frillsandflares.blogspot.com, not frillsandflares.com. Sorry for that. 






Sunday, April 13, 2014

Kids Clothes Week Challenge---Sleeveless Top

I made a sleeveless top for my little girl yesterday night to pair with the rainbow shorts I made earlier.
I did not have enough time to take some snaps of my kid wearing the top. So, I just pictured the top with the shorts. The fabric I used is a cotton eyelet fabric. I lined it as it was very thin.






I am happy that I was able to complete at least three projects. I had been procrastinating these projects for long. But now KCW challenge has helped me finish them all, so I can find no more reason to postpone any more. My thanks to KCWC organizers.

I made a skirt too, but the hem is not finished yet. So I am not posting it for the KCW challenge. 

Kids Clothes Week Challenge---Tiered Ruffle Dress

I made a tiered ruffle dress following the tutorial at Mama Says Sew. Although this is not meant to be a project for the KCW challenge, due to the difficulty level of it (it involves making layers and layers of ruffles), I opted for it because I had already drafted the pattern I had cut the fabric pieces ready, and my daughter was very excited, and she kept on asking me when I will make the fluffy dress after I showed her the dress on Mama Says Sew website and told her that I was going to make one for her.



It took almost four hours straight for me to finish this dress. But the final outcome was worth the effort. I first thought of using white and two shades of pink. But my little one has many pink dresses, also when I searched my stash, I found some fabrics in blue shades. So I changed my mind and ended up using the same nautical colors as in the original. Also I liked the cool colors and my kid loved it too.




Her tutorial was easy to follow. The neckline was a little tricky and needed some effort, but came off well.