6 Ways To Reuse Your Dupatta and Restyle Outfits
If you do basic stitching these steps below should be easy for you, if not get it done by your home tailors. It will save your team and yes it will give more sharpness when done by a perfectionist.
How to Make Indo Western Outfits with Reusing Dupatta
1. Long sleeve Cape from Dupatta
Wearing a matching dupatta made into a long sleeve cape is easy and requires an actual duaptta for the look, You need to use a flowy fabric dupatta in either georgette, crepe, or tulle net.
You can wear this over a Anarkali dress, maxi dress, gown or even a crop top or blouse with lehenga or pants. Be creative by using embroidered fabric dupatta and also stitch lace or borders on the edges.
2. Long Shrug Outfit from Dupatta
We love how Arpita Mehta created those stylish embroidered shrugs. These are very easy and just needs basic stitching. You will need a contrast Georgette, chiffon or crepe dupatta with embellishments for the gorgeous look.
Wear this lovely styled dupatta outift with your Dhoti pants, palazzo pants and crop top or short tunic tops for the perfect look.
3. Shoulder Cape from Dupatta
This is a simple shoulder cape which can be worn over dresses, blouses, or lehenga too. Preferable if dupatta is in net and that too flowy for the right look. Cut out dupatta in circular from centre to fit through your head. and cut out the ends also to make a big circular shape, It can also be low in front and longer at the back.
4. Dhoti Cowl drape from Dupatta
You will need good stitching to be donw here. Add the dupatta of any kind wich drapes a cowl well. Satin, crepe, georgette anything is good in handwork or plain. There are two ways to do this, to give two different drape looks.
1) Stitch the cowl drape on the leggings of calf length. Stitch the pleats on the waistline of the leggings and finish up well. View below to see how to stitch this. Add on a nice embroidered or plain fabric on waistline to cover up stitches.
2) Get a simple Skirt and stitch this dupatta drape over this skirt. An Anamika Khanna Skirt drape inspired look. Both ends of dupatta will be lifted up and pleated to create a angled hemline from the side. View Below to see How you can do this effectively.
5. Long Blouse or Tunic from Dupatta
This sounds hard but it not the basic full tunic stitching but all you need is a Blouse and a Dupatta. Your Dupatta should have a wider width at least 40 inches. Get a flared open tunic style flare stitched on the lower waistline of the blouse in pleats or gathers, meeting at the front centre line.
Or just get a round shaped short flare attached just at the back of your waistline to give it a trail.
6. Bell Sleeves on your Saree Blouse from Dupatta
Pick a embroidered flowy fabric dupatta and you will need to cut the dupatta in 2 equal parts from length. So we have two pieces for bell sleeves. Now pick the length you desire and you won’t have to do anyting from shaping the armhole but just stitcth the dupatta edge around it. And simply stitch the two ends meeting till length of sleeves, now just cut out the length and neat up the hem of the sleeves.
There are also so many ways to Style a Dupatta over Lehenga Choli to get different looks.
Anything too difficult for you can be made by your tailors easily. Just explain to him and let him take the headache of cutting and stitching. That’s simple as that. So now even your heavy wedding Dupattas can get a Quick touch up and add a charm to your whole new outfit.