Kurta Makeover

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OK, let me come to the topic. I have another interesting project to share with you!

 Kurta Makeover!

I had a new navy blue men’s kurta with stand collar and full sleeves, of course of my husband that didn’t fit for him, I planned to convert it into a girly kurta. 

2 T Kurta Renovation Pic 1

How Did I Convert The Kurta?

1. First work I did was fit check. Checked if shoulder set was proper. It was fine. Waist fit, it was ok. Since the fabric was of clinging type, I didn’t bother to alter the fit.

2. I selected a vibrant multi-coloured lace stole to embellish my kutra. 

2 T Kurta Renovation Pic 2

3. The stole had a beautiful sky blue border with pink picot like finish. I decided to use this border in the collar outline and the sleeve cuff edge. I am not comfortable with very short tops. But, the kurta just reached upper thigh. So, I wanted to increase the length. I decided to attach 10”-12” wide stole body. Kurta would have looked good even in its actual length, just with lace border attachment.

4. I measured the collar outline along with placket line and the sleeve cuff edge. Then I cut one side border of the stole which I had chosen. Those were custom lace for collar outline and sleeve cuff. I hemmed those laces onto the respective areas.

2 T Kurta Renovation Pic 3

5. Then, I measured along the bottom hemline. Decided the extra length i.e. width of the stole to cut. I hemmed the bottom attachment. Finished! Wait, let me just check how my renovated kurta looks…

Kurta Renovation

Loved it! Just came out as I expected!

How did you feel about this kurta makeover project? Please let me know. Do you have any project of yours? Then, please share it!

Take Care!

Bye until the next post!


A nature lover and dreamer who expresses herself as an artist, fashion designer and blogger. Persued B.Sc fashion design at Karavali College (Mangaluru University 2003 - 2006) with first rank. Former lecturer for fashion designing at Gloria College, Puttur for five years (2006-2011). Blogger since 2013.


  1. innovative out come ….looking nice ..I feel the shoulder needed a little cure ..it looks narrow in the snaps …and the also a little concentration on neck /collr ..

    • Thanks for your feedback Praveen! Shoulder is perfectly fitting. You might have felt so because of the emphasis of opened collar. And, always less is more in designing! Your doubts are valid Praveen, after all you were my student!

  2. Dr.Suvarnini Rao Konale

    this is beautiful dear..

  3. amazing…….tumba laeka iddu idea….

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  5. Thanks for this informative post. Where else may I get that type of info written in such an ideal manner?

  6. Heya i am for the first time here. It is really useful & it helped me out a lot.

  7. You have redesigned the kurta well, it looks a lot better.

  8. Love the makeover of the kurta. Truly you have a talent to transform simple stuff to something awesome.Looking forward to more such posts.


  9. Wow, Sindhu! You are a wonderfully talented home-maker, so glad to meet you here and say hello! 🙂 The kurta is looking great on you. Keep designing, you have a truly lovely space here.

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