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Banded yoke top/frock tutorial

The draft contains two part, the yoke and the body. It is open at back for easy in and out. It is easy to make. Any one who knows how to finish a neck line can make this top/frock. Here I have made a frock, to see how the top looks click here.

Take a basic draft for top.

Measure the shoulder, here it is 2.5 inches. Mark a band around the neck with the width 2.5 inches as shown in the picture. Cut the band, this is the yoke and the other part is the body. Preserve the body part we need it later.


FIGURE-A  (click to view larger) Fold the yoke as shown in the picture. Keep the yoke on fold(4 layers, this will result 2 yoke pieces). Mark it with 1/4 inch seam allowance. Cut it. This should result an oval as in the picture FIGURE-B (Click to view larger) Keep the pieces such that right sides faces each other and stitch along the outer edge as in the picture. After stitch the outer edge, the yoke band looks as in picture 2 Make  some  cuts along the outer edge. Turn the band to the …

My little 'SUN'

The children's week celebrations -  the theme given was "Celestial buddies". I made this simple sun costume and a mask, using yellow chart, painted some orange color in it. I pasted some scraps to make it glitter...

The close up....

This too for the children's week celebrations... a grandmother. 

Her teacher requested me to send her like a grandmother, she too was happy but embarrassed a little as her friends would call her 'Paati'. Later when her teacher appreciated, she was happy and had fun. Thats what I really wanted... I want her to be happy always.
Happy children's day

Deepavali dress

Hello friends, I am here after a short break....I was little busy with the family function(my sister's marriage) and then the festival. But there are many things to share with you. I designed the bridal blouse for my sister and a pattu paavadai for my daughter. Yet to receive the photos from my brother, so I'll post it later.
And now the deepavali dress I designed for my daughter..  

the back....

I just started it the day before the festival, so I kept very simple to finish it fast. Since the material is plain, I used some stones and beads to decorate  and stitched motifs in the skirt.
the details...

 Looking forward for your comments... Keep watching for the tutorial -top with banded yoke. I will finish it in a couple of days.

Linking to the parties here