The Blue Aztec Maxi Dress

The summers are on their way. With temperatures rising, this is the perfect time for you to get pretty summer dresses and the perfect time for us to introduce our blue aztec print maxi dress!

Size: Small (8 UK size)

Fabric: Soft cotton

Photo credits: Sneha Mohanty Photography

It was a treat working on this one. I loved the aztec print and the fabric. I picked up this fabric from a fabric market in Delhi and imagine my surprise when i walked into H&M and found the exact same fabric with the same print!  Don’t believe me? Here I took a picture of it at the store.

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They had used this fabric to make a halter type dress. Obviously, I wouldn’t copy it! Thankfully, I had bought a lot of fabric from that same place so i got a of ‘H&M’ good quality fabric for my clothes. Couldn’t be more excited!

To order this design or for any enquiries, you can e-mail at kanikakadam.official@gmail.com. Do let us know what you think of this dress irrespective. Would love to read your comments. Till then peace out.

#maxidress #maxi #aztecprint #summerdress #iloveblue #fashion

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Recycled Clothes Initiative feat. beach cover/top

Today I will be presenting to you a three in one DIY beach cover up/top/dress. Yes, it can be all three things! This is a part of our ‘Recycled Clothes’ initiative and can be easily made with a colourful chiffon dupatta.

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So you can wear this as any of the following depending on your mood.

  1. As a beach cover over your swim suit in a non-shady beach or private beach or by the pool (This may end up being semi-transparent considering it’s chiffon but if you are ok with it and choose the right colours, it works);
  2. As a top with a slip of a complimentary colour underneath;
  3. As a dress with a simple dress of a complimentary colour underneath (One of those forever 21 basic dresses type)

So here’s how you can make it. I have added a few pictures below to help you with the process. Fold your dupatta in half and cut a U shape. Hem the edges and cut out the neck in the middle. Choose whatever shape you want for the neck and just hem that too. Add any embellishments you want and you are done! So easy right?? Well, to be fair, hemming chiffon is not so easy. A lot of people use a rolling foot. I don’t own and have never used a rolling foot. So let me tell you the way I do it. I feel it is easiest to roll up the edge between your index finger and thumb as you go and do a zig zag stitch on it. If it doesn’t end up being very neat, you can just add a border.

So apart from the hemming, this is very easy to make and looks great! You can make lots and lots of variations of it! You can add pom poms at the bottom or add a nice border to the neckline or spread over some tiny round mirrors or some sequins all over, make different types of necklines, whatever you want!

Not equipped to do this on your own? If you live in Delhi, send us your dupatta and we will make this amazing beach cover up/top/dress for you at a very reasonable cost. No dupattas or any big enough cloth in the house? No worries, we can make this for you in a new cloth as well. For orders, enquiries or feedback, e-mail at legallysewed@gmail.com or comment here.

If you have been inspired by our ‘Recycled Clothes’ initiative and have recycled any of your clothes, send us pictures and we will upload the best ones on our blog! Waiting for your mails! 🙂

#recycledclothesinitiativebylegallysewed #recycledclothes #beachcover #top #dress #DIY #sewingtutorial

Recycled Clothes Initiative feat. orange pleated skirt

Hi guys! As promised, I am bringing you more pretty recycled clothes to inspire you to be a part of our ‘Recycled Clothes’ initiative. So here it goes… My orange pleated skirt! I wore it for a brunch and for a visa interview. I love how bright it looks!

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This orange pleated skirt has been made using my mom’s old dupattas. Yes, again from old dupattas. Old dupattas are awesome to make new clothes since they provide a long piece of uncut fabric to work with. The only problem is that a lot of dupattas are thin and see through. But you can either buy lining separately or you can use two layers of a semi see through dupattas as lining. For this skirt, since the dupatta was a bit see through, I had to fold the dupatta twice and use two layers of it on each side for the lining. The second dupatta was see through as well but it worked perfectly as the pleated fabric for my skirt and there was enough of it left over to make my waistband.

After i was done with the skirt, I took a lot of crazy photos. I was just trying out different filters on my phone for my photographs and that’s when i found this! (see below) White looks beautiful, no? I wish I had same dupattas in white to make this skirt. But it’s ok. It turned out great.

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Here is a close up of the skirt if you would like to see. I added tic tac fasteners on the waistband becuase that was the only thing available with me at the time. I would have preferred the big broad hooks or a zip.

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Close up of the skirt

Inspired enough?? Send us photos of your old clothes and we will help you out with ideas on how to transform them!

Ofcourse just like our other designs, this design can also be ordered in different prints/colours to be made out of new cloth.

For orders, enquiries or feedback, please e-mail at legallysewed@gmail.com.

If you like our work and wish to be a part of our ‘Recycled Clothes’ initiative, do not forget to like our blog, like our facebook page (Kanika Kadam) and our instagram account (#kanikakadam_official)! Send us photographs of clothes which you have recycled on your own and we will feature the best DIYs on our blog! Share the love.

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Recycled Clothes… an environment friendly initiative feat. Red Dress

Introducing ‘RECYCLED CLOTHES’… an environment friendly initiative by Kanika Kadam.

What comes to mind when you think of recycled clothes? Definitely not this gorgeous red dress!

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Red Dress… Front

 

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Red Dress… Back

We thought it was time to change how people think of recycled clothes. Recycled clothes can be beautiful. All you need is some of your old clothes and turn them into pretty fashionable items. I am sure quite a lot of you have cupboards full of old dupattas and clothes, slightly torn tank tops, clothes that bore you now or some favourite clothes that are too small now but you just can’t throw away. Most of us throw away and waste a lot of these clothes and keep buying new ones. Most of these end up in landfills and contribute towards polluting the environment.

What if there was a way to redeem and recycle these clothes? Do a bit for our environment? This was the idea behind starting ‘Recycled Clothes’ initiative. Legally Sewed is doing its bit for the environment by starting ‘Recycled Clothes… an environment friendly initiative’. We have been and will be making lovely and interesting clothes from old clothes. We thought this was one of the best ways to showcase our designs as well. The lovely red/maroon dress you see is one such recycled clothing under this initiative. It has been made only using my mom’s old dupattas! When recycled clothes can look this awesome, why won’t anyone want them!?

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The bright and lovely colour!

Now, are you ready to do your bit for the environment? Even if you don’t care about the environment too much, don’t you want to preserve that favourite dress of yours? Does it hold too much sentimental value? Use parts of the old cloth, combine it with some new cloth and make a new favourite. There are limitless possibilities to what you can make with your old clothes! We will keep posting the outfits made from old clothes to inspire you and share some great ideas for you!

So here’s what you can do to be a part of this initiative. If you would like to make something out of your old clothes, send us a picture of the cloth, the approx. size of the cloth, type of fabric etc. and we can brainstorm the possibilities with you. We understand that some of you may feel you do not have the skill or the time to recycle your own clothes (creatively challenged and too busy as they say) so if you live in Delhi, you can send us the cloth and we can recycle it for you by turning it into a pretty piece for you to wear at a reasonable charge for the designing and stitching. Sounds great, right?

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Red Dress

Ofcourse just like our other designs, the designs we put up under our ‘Recycled Clothes’ initiative can be ordered in different prints/colours to be made out of new cloth.

For orders, enquiries or feedback, please e-mail at legallysewed@gmail.com.

If you like our work and wish to be a part of our ‘Recycled Clothes’ initiative, do not forget to like our blog, like our facebook page (Kanika Kadam) and our instagram account (#kanikakadam_official)! If you were inspired by us and our suggestions and have recycled some of your old clothes, please share them us and we will feature the best DIYs on our blog! Share the love. 🙂

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The beautiful net neckline

Photo Credits:Sneha Mohanty Photography

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Handmade Floral Skirt

Hi Guys, here’s presenting the lovely knee length handmade A-line FLORAL SKIRT! Yes, it’s up for sale!

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When I got this fabric, I had no idea what to make out of it. A few weeks down the line, I took it out again and I just knew what I wanted to make out of this bright and lovely flower print! The cotton material is really soft and so is the white net fabric. I love wearing net and so I really wanted to make something combining my print and net fabrics which will look different and pretty without hiding the bright blue print of the cotton fabric. I finally decided to make this skirt with the net on top and leaving only the print at the bottom.  It worked out quite well I think!

Only a small size is available for this but the skirt has an elastic waistband so it can fit waist size 26 to 30 inch easily.

Best paired with: A white collar blouse will look great with this skirt. I didn’t have too many options for a white top at the time so I had to settle with the plain white T-shirt which looks good too but I wanted a while blouse so I could click this skirt with the MATCHING BOW TIE!

Yes, you heard me right. With the cloth that was leftover I made a matching bow tie which can be worn with the skirt or on its own. I hadn’t seen any floral bow ties available on the internet and especially not for women. I decided it was time for women have their own beautiful print bow ties!

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I envisioned a fun bold girl going out in the day wearing the skirt, a white collar blouse and the bow tie. Can you imagine how great that will look!? Another option is to make your man wear the matching bow tie the next time you go out. Some men may not agree with the flowery print bowtie but I think it will look good.

I’ll leave you with that thought now. Remember, these items are available for sale and the information is provided below. Not interested in buying? No worries, we would still love to know what you think of this skirt or this bow tie or this combination? Waiting for your feedback. 🙂 And if you do like it, don’t hesitate to share the love! ❤

Sale Information

I am looking for someone who would love to wear it as much as I loved making it. The same design of the skirt can be custom made for you in a print of your choice! Please e-mail at kanikakadam.official@gmail.com to place your order or for any further enquiries.

Presently, we are offering an off season discount of 30%. So this is the perfect time to grab this piece!

Prices for Indian buyers

Skirt: Rs. 1050 (Original price Rs. 1500) + Rs. 100(shipping)
Bow Tie: Rs. 770 (Original price Rs. 1100) + Rs. 100(shipping).
Additional Rs. 150 off if you purchase both items making it Rs. 1670 + Rs. 100(shipping).

Happy Shopping!

A very big thank you to Sneha Mohanty Photography for the lovely pictures of the skirt! She also does baby photography, pre-wedding shoots, engagements etc. Do check out her facebook page and instagram account.