About Sindhu

I am Sindhu Devi K, a Fashion Design graduate from Mangaluru.

I am a graduate in Fashion Designing from Mangalore University (University topper, 2006). I pursued my B.Sc Fashion Design from Karavali College, Mangaluru.

I have worked as a lecturer for Fashion Designing in Gloria College of Fashion Design, Puttur, for 5 years. I had been a Member of Board of Examiners (B.Sc FD/GD), Mangaluru University and Member of Board of Question Paper Setters, Kannur University.

I am passionate about designing as well as making of unique outfits and accessories. I have great affection for the Indian tradition in clothing. So, Varnatantu would mirror my ideas with an Indian touch.

DeSi Abhivyakti is my arts blog.

Contact me for any queries at: sindhoooo@gmail.com


  1. Very nice blog madam ..good luck .

  2. Its good mam … Keep on mooving.. god bless you mam..

  3. Your posts are very convincing and will definitely work. Nonetheless, the posts are very brief for newbies. May you please extend them a little from next time? Thanks for the post.

  4. WONDERFUL Post. Thanks for share.. waiting for more..

  5. hi sindhu,
    i’m aditi. i really have had an interest in fashion designing from the time i was in school but unfortunately cause of my family have never been able to go ahead and learn it. what would you recommend? are there any sites or places that i could do it for free. it would insanely helpful if you could.
    thanks in advance,

    • Hi Aditi! I am glad I met an interesting blogger like you!

      My pleasure to help you! A few of online destinations can help you. Threads magazine is the best among them. You may scroll up or down this page to find a list of sites I follow, they are really of use.

  6. Hi Sindhu..!
    great to see your hobbies…!
    You are painter, photographer, interior designer etc…!
    How you mange all this..???

  7. Hello Sindhu
    How are you ? I really like your place and your work..
    Take care and all the best

  8. Hi Sindhu,
    Thanx for always inspiring me . first time i visit this blog. always i visit arts me blog. nice blog.

  9. Very nice blog… Great information.!!

  10. I am so please to nominate you for the Inner Peace Award. Your Blog is spreading Peace in its own way.
    May Allah bless you.Ameen

  11. Thank you for sharing and Greetings from Gede Prama πŸ™‚

  12. Hello Sindhu,
    Just showcased you and your blog on my blog ‘Fabric of life’ as part of Write Tribe Festival of Words. Today we decided to show some blog love and I happened to select you.Hope you like it. The link to the post is here for you to read. http://geetaavij.wordpress.com/2014/03/03/it-starts-with-a-thread/

  13. hi, sindu really hats off to you i tried your princess cut blouse with raglan sleeve and you know what, first time in my life it came out well in one try. so many blouses(normal ones) i have spoiled while learning, and even now spoiling,but your tutorial is really great, i recommend it to all. BUT I HAVE DOUBT IN THE SHOULDER WIDTH OF BACK BLOUSE, SINCE WE KEEP THE NECK DEEP THE WIDTH OF SHOULDER STRAP IS LESS RIGHT, SO HOW WILL YOU MANAGE TO JOIN THE FRONT AND BACK SHOULDER FOR NORMAL SLEEVES, PLEASE INCLUDE THAT MEASUREMENT IN THE BASIC BLOUSE DRAFT, THE WIDTH OF THE SHOULDER STRAP FOR FRONT AND BACK,USUALLY IN MY BLOUSE IT SHOWS 2.5INCH, BUT PLEASE CONFIRM IN YOUR DRAFT.

    • Hi Preethi,

      Thanks so much for your affectionate message πŸ™‚ Happy to know that my raglan blouse tutorial was helpful for you! Thanks a lot for your feedback, it would be useful for the needy.

      Thanks for your valuable suggestion. I would love to know which post you have referred to? Is it Magic Blouse or Princess Line Series or Basic Blouse Pattern to Raglan pattern?

      TC! Bye! Keep smiling!

  14. hi thanks for the reply, its the basic blouse pattern. please let me know the shoulder stra width, for front it looks broader and back narrower. so please give us the exact measurement,thank you for your kind reply

  15. and also when we cut the front and back body for raglan sleeve from arm hole, the curve goes from armhole to neck point so are suppose to keep front and back on fold together(one below the other) and do it, or separate.if its separate fold then the height varies right?
    so kindly clarify this in the post basic blouse to raglan sleeve. idid by keeping front and bcak together and cut it, hope its right….thanks in advance waiting for your reply soon

  16. one more last request the basic darted blouse has extra darts right from arm hole, then from front patti can you show that too,or include it…as many blouse we wear is darted blouse know, sorry to put you with so many questions at a time….

    • Hi Preethi,

      Nice to see you again! I have tried to solve your doubts here:
      1. Shoulder width is kept the same. As of now, I am taking it 1 ΒΌ inch less than actual half shoulder on the pattern for a deep back neckline. I am on a research about shoulder measurements and will post it as and when I complete it.
      2. May be you have cut paper patterns together? Then you are right. After the patterns are cut, front and back parts are cut separately on the fabric. Raglan line position on front and back part are the same. But only the depth varies as it is done in the normal set in sleeves. One more difference between front and back raglan body parts is that neck depth varies.
      3. Sure! You can add another dart from armhole too πŸ™‚ But, remember, the waistline dart needs to be 5 cm wide for a nice fit.

      I hope I have made it clear… Feel free to ask anything, pleasure is all mine to share matters you πŸ™‚

      Keep smiling!

      TC! Bye! Visit again!

  17. thank you soooooo much for your valuable reply, mam. i will follow the same measurement for shoulder strap as you say, but while joining the front and back sholuder strap there will be lagging of 1 inch right is it fine. And for waist band/patti(IF NEEDED) can we cut and rejoin the dotted lines shown in basic blouse pattern with extra SA or any other measurement for it mam.sorry to put you into so many queries, the more i do research in it the more i get doubts, sorry.As i have seen the darted blouse has separate waist band /patti, so asked.thank you for your immediate response mam, you are too kind.hope this will be my last doubt in blouses,sorry.

    • Hello Madam Preethi,

      You are welcome πŸ™‚

      Are you asking about the blouse length in the front and back? If yes, my answer is:

      We take front part less by 3cm (about 1inch) compared to the back when making patterns for a yoked blouse. Here in basic sari blouse, front and back parts are of the same length. So, I have shown the position of waist band joint that would be in a yoked blouse.

      You are right πŸ™‚ If a yoke is to be added to the same design, the front part is cut 3/4cm to 1cm (seam allowance) below the doted yoke seam line (about 5cm above the bottom hem) and yoke is added.

      It is my pleasure if my answers fulfill your needs πŸ™‚ Don’t worry Madam, I would always be happy to answer πŸ™‚

      Keep smiling πŸ™‚ TC! Bye!

  18. hi, mam
    one more help can you follow this link http://www.dailymotion.com/video/kZH21o2rvDKG317GyXX and let me know the name of the dress the compering lady wearing, and if possible the draft for the dress. or atleast the name of the dress mam, its a program in vijay tv super singer junior 4 hosted on may 19th 2014. the dress doesnt not have any joint near the waist line but still frills from waist mam how is it possible mam…am i troubling u so much…

    • Hi Madam,

      You seem to be very keen about interesting styles and patterns!

      I have just checked the link. It is an elegant single piece umbrella kameez made of a high drape material. I guess the drape is achieved by taking the centre front and back of the pattern in bias. The video is not very clear but it seems that the sleeve is extended from shoulder unlike the usual set ins.

      Surprisingly, I was planning to sew an umbrella kameez! But, it would take a month or two to publish a post if I consider all the previous requests in the queue. So, please let me know if you can wait for so long.

      Keep smiling πŸ™‚ TC! Bye!

  19. Very impressive qualifications Sindhu. I see a plenty of talent and creativity here.
    Cheers and wish you a rewarding and exciting blogging journey πŸ™‚

    • Thank you so much for taking your time to read about me and dropping your encouraging words πŸ™‚ You are so kind… Thanks for everything… Hope to be in touch πŸ™‚ TC! Bye, Keep smiling πŸ™‚

  20. thank you so much mam you cleared all my doubts clearly. i am ready to wait for the umbrella kameez post mean while along with it can you also post the yoke blouse(almost i am cleared with yoke blouse) mam with already promised shoulder length(on what calculation we taking back shoulder1 1/4 less than front, then how to join the shoulders of front and back if they vary in 1 1/4 length), i am ready to wait for all the upcoming post. thanks in advance….. your works are mind blogging the peacock painting is awesome:-)

    • Thanks you for understanding me, will surely post your requests as soon as possible πŸ™‚

      We have discussed and clarified that shoulder measurements are the same for front and back parts. It is only the front bodice part that shortens about 5cm (which is balanced by the yoke part) in length from that of back part.

      TC! Keep smiling πŸ™‚

  21. i have also sent a mail with drawings of my doubt please do check it in your mail mam, thank you

    • Hello Madam,
      Hope our e mail conversation was fruitful πŸ™‚ I appreciate your passion for fashion… Hope to be in touch πŸ™‚ TC, Bye, Keep smiling πŸ™‚

      To clarify any doubts that others have reading this conversation, I would say, there is no difference in the shoulder widths of front and back. But, both front and back shoulder widths are taken less than the actual measurement (say 1 1/4 inch) when the back neck is deep.

  22. Hi Sindhu. Thank you for visiting and following HoB. Much appreciated!

  23. Hi Sindhu, Thanks for your shortest stay and following my blog :)…..

  24. Hey , I have nominated you for the Wonderful Team Readership Award. Congratulation! If you wish to participate do read the full post on my blog here:


    write more…

    Asmithaaa…Never have an end!!!

  25. Hi Sindhu, Thank you for visiting my blog πŸ™‚ My daughter has just returned from travelling around India for two months. Her Indian host did an amazing job! You live in a wonderful part of the world. Thank you for your lovely patterns too πŸ™‚

    • Hi Avis,

      I am very very happy about your love for my country πŸ™‚ Nice to know that your daughter had a pleasant time in India. Yes, for us India is heaven πŸ™‚

      Very much glad to have you here in my little world, Avis πŸ™‚ Being an appreciator of your creative works, it is an honour to have your encouraging words for my works πŸ™‚

      TC! Keep smiling πŸ™‚ Hope to be in touch πŸ™‚

    • Hi Afsheen,
      I’m fine, hope you are fine too πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for nominating me for the award πŸ™‚ I hope I will flaunt all of my awards in one post itself πŸ™‚ TC! Keep smiling πŸ™‚

  26. Hi
    I enjoy readying your blog so I have awarded you a Liebster award.
    LucyAnn & Luna

  27. Hi Sindhu – Such a lovely fashions you’ve created…Nice to read thru your other blog and loved your passion of photography/arts…Multi talented..

    Nice to meet a Mangalorean πŸ™‚

    • Hi Chitra,

      Thanks a lot for paying visits to my blogs and encouraging me though your kindest words πŸ™‚

      BTW, are you from Karnataka?

      Good Night! TC! Keep smiling πŸ™‚

  28. Hi Sindhoo,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and appreciating my posts.
    I like your posts. I found them very informative.
    Happy Blogging

  29. Hi Sindhoo, came across your blog from Vidya’s blog and fell instantly in love with it.. You have done it very nicely and it looks so vibrant..:)
    I too love paper craft and art work..:)

    • Hi, Thank you very much for stopping by and for your sweet words of encouragement πŸ™‚ Your appreciation gives a lot of strength… Very nice to know that you like crafting πŸ™‚ Just visited your food blog that is filled with awesome pictures, I am drooling!

      Let’s be in touch! TC! Keep smiling πŸ™‚ Happy blogging πŸ™‚

  30. Hi Sindhoo!!!!!!!

    I have nominated you for liebster award to express my sheer liking towards your word play!!!!!!!!

  31. At last I got a solution for oversized kurtis and now I can resize them at home. Great DIY tips.

  32. Hi, and thanks for the follow! I’m terrible at sewing, but your blog looks very interesting. Pleased to meet you, Marina

  33. hi Sindhoooo.. How are you.. I like ur blog very much… now a days i gont find any new updates. Pls.. im awaiting for ur new updates..

    Thank You.. Sahana Kiran

    • Hi Sahana… I’m fine, thank you. Hope you are fine too. Thank you so much for your affection 😊. It means a lot!
      I’m so sorry for making you wait. I promise I will come with new post soon. πŸ™‚

Your words make my day! Thank you!