Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Work In Progress on Wednesday - Dress design

Starting a new series on my blog. As the title says, I will be sharing about the arts and crafts projects, on which I'm working on. It can be anything , sewing, embroidery , crochet, tatting, or paper-craft etc.

Why I started this series (WIP) ?

There are two reasons , why I started this series. I can get some suggestions about the work from my readers, like about color combination, technique etc. Second is, I can post the completed work as soon as possible :)

Today , starting this series with a dress design. I had bought a hand-block printed Madhubani cloth from an exhibition. Madhubani is an ancient art , about which I have written in one of my posts. Also I have tried painting it on a wooden box

Madhubani paintings are also used on sarees and dresses nowadays. The clothes with hand painted Madhubani paintings are very expensive. We can also get hand block painted ones in the market now. Though these hand block printed cloths do not match the elegance of hand painted cloths, if we use it properly in designing dresses and sarees, these look very nice.

Here is the hand block printed cloth I bought:
Madhubani painted cloth
Hand-block printed Madhubani design on cloth

Madhubani painted cloth
Hand-block printed Madhubani design on cloth
For Madubani hand-clock printed cloth,  I have chosen hand-woven cloth in pink and off-white. The hand-block printed cloth , I want to attach as border. Here is how the combination look:
Madhubani painted cloth
The combination for the top
Both look good. But I have chosen to make the pink cloth as top, as the duppata is off-white with Madhubani prints. What do you suggest?

Once it is stitched, will share in coming post.

Love , laugh and live the life to the fullest,


  1. Great start Ranjana. Pink cloth looks best for the top.

  2. Oooh looks like a lot of hard work...beautiful !!
    Dr Sonia

  3. Madubani printed cloth ...looks so elegant wow..

    i think it will suits with pink colour then white...

  4. lovely fabric. I love madhubani and pink looks really good.

  5. madhubani work is intricate and detailed. the piece you have bought is beautiful

  6. Oh wow, this is absolutely stunning!! Elegant and beautiful!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. Beautiful design on the dress.

  8. I think second one would look better than pink one. But since you have already decided, all d best!


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