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Blue Tulip Ugadi Dress

June 13, 2015

Ugadi dress for Ms. J inspired by Tea Collection Diya

SEW - Blue Ugadi
Ms H is back in school this week and i get little pockets of time during the day to do some things around the house, leaving more free time during the nights (after the kids are asleep). This also means i can finally edit and publish this post which has been in the draft folder for the past 2 months 🙂

Tea collection Diya Romper is the inspiration for the dress.
when i made it, Ms J was standing with support, when i wrote the post(on good friday) she was standing all by herself, as of today, she is easily walking ten feet. During all this time, the dress has been worn more than a couple of times.


Pattern: self drafted from a 9-12 mo bodice from here.
Size: 9-12m
Fabric: Bagh print yardage from an exhibition held by Mrignayanee
Next time i will be a bit more dramatic with the front curve, seems a bit conservative compared to the original.
Since most of the sewing was done on friday late night (Ugadi is on saturday), due to sleepiness, general laziness..
1. The underarms are finished by just turning them twice, so very wonky and look blah… for the amount of pinning i did to sew them, i could have cut a bias strip…
SEW - Blue Ugadi - kinky underarm stitching

2. Back slit was finished shirt sleeve placket style!!!! wish i had taken some time to search for a proper tutorial to finish it.
SEW - Blue Ugadi - Back Placket

Used set-in snaps for the first time and found it needs some interfacing or extra fabric under them for extra grip. The snap was quickly hammered before putting the dress on her…

The entire hem is 1/4″ and it was tricky to sew the curved hem without stretching it.
SEW - Blue Ugadi - hem

Have to tell that Mr A loved the dress though Ms H didn’t approve blue colour for her sister.

Here is a recent picture of her (just before she completed 10 months) in the same dress with Oliver+S Sunny Day Shorts in 6-12m size. Made in black unknown cotton fabric, bit tight in the bum even with disposable diaper but wearable.
Blue Tulip dress outfit

5 Comments leave one →
  1. May 3, 2016 1:00 am

    Gorgeous little miss. I think I have pinned that outfit from Tea Collection too, with every intention of making it. I see you beat me to it ! Please tell me where you got hold of set in snaps .

    • May 3, 2016 2:34 pm

      Thank you Deepa. I got some when coming back from UK, sorry not in India, though I am on hunt for some bigger ones locally.

  2. November 6, 2017 10:56 pm

    I just randomly happened see this. How very cute is she, and the dress!

    • November 7, 2017 11:12 am

      thank you for your kind comments and for taking me back in time… nice to see her baby pics again.


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