Fabcurate is an e-commerce company with a large library of ready-to-use and customized fabrics, including plain, printed, and peculiar crafts such as Indigo, Kalamkari, Ikat, Ajrakh, tie-&-dye. I came across their platform when they reached out to me for a collaboration earlier this month with a simple DIY challenge – Create no-stitch dresses using their HQ fabrics. Well, I’m never the one to back down from a fun fashion challenge, so I took them on for it.
Before I move on, let me clarify, FabCurate has gifted me the fabrics but has not paid me for my opinion. Hence, all opinions shared in this blog are my own & 100% authentic.
Speaking of authenticity, let’s talk about the fabric selection first. The FabCurate website is pretty comprehensive and has an overwhelming library to choose from. However, I most interested to see the quality of this range. So, I chose two very opposing fabrics to test out – Japanese Printed Satin & Liquid Organza. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised by both fabrics. The print was stellar, the quality premium, and for the price, I couldn’t be happier.
The store ships worldwide so it’s a boon for Indians abroad like me. Plus if you’re confused about the selection or have other questions, you can always connect with them directly via the live-chat function, too.
DIY no-stitch dresses from HQ Fabrics :
With that let’s get into the actual DIY challenge at hand today – creating no-stitch dresses using these fabrics. To start with, I’m wearing shorts underneath to able to tuck in the fabric for this DIY (along with other underclothes, of course).
Here’s a simple step-by-step for each of the fabrics:
1. Japanese Printed Satin premium dress
The moment I saw this fabric, I couldn’t help but relate the chain print to the high-fashion brands. The design & flow looked promising and I just knew that it’ll fit into a formal set-up. So, I draped a premium dress with that in mind.
Step 1: Take ample fabric, drape it over, half it, & tie the ends. I used Satin but you can use silk for this kind of DIY no-stitching dress. Remember to have enough fabric for that flowy effect – I’m using 3 meters.
Step 2: Pleat each side & tuck in from all sides to create the skirt. Make sure that your pleats are clean and the fabric is well-tucked from all sides & the back.
Step 3: Add a belt to sinch the waist and create a beautiful silhouette. Add a cropped blazer in a solid neutral color & other accessories to complete the look.
Voila! So easy, functional, and chic!
2. Liquid Organza beach skirt
Organza is known to be durable and water-resistant so when I saw this colorful fabric, I had to create something I could wear on my next beach vacation.
Step 1: Start pleating the fabric all around your waist. Remember to use ample fabric if you want the skirt to be flowy and give you that princess look. I’m using 3m once again.
Step 2: Start tucking in the well-formed pleats & pull them around as you tuck to create some-what standard pleats. However, don’t obsess over getting equal pleats – an asymmetrical beach skirt is better anyway!
Step 3: Add a belt to secure the skirt. Wear with a solid bright-colored crop top & add accessories to complete the look. I honestly felt like a color bomb in this outfit & CAN NOT WAIT to wear it on my next beach brunch.
So, that’s all from me today. What do you think? Which draping style do you prefer? And which of the two is your favorite fabric? Don’t forget to check out FabCurate.com, choose your own fabric & even create a DIY no-stitching dress for yourself & share it with me.
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