Some pictures of my pink, cream and gold sequin chiffon lehenga choli.
I used white, pink and yellow chiffon, golden taffeta fabric, gold ribbon, gold sequins, and gold thread for the lehenga (the skirt).
My inspiration was this pretty bridal lehenga (at about 3:00).
Chiffon lehengas often have petticoats. My lehenga has a yellow chiffon petticoat with a wide ruffle at the hem.
The lehenga is embroidered with three gold sequin motifs.
This gold sequined motif was my main inspiration. Here’s a similar sequined motif on a vintage dupatta, and a sequin motif on a lehenga.
I drew my design based on the printed motif. I used beige polyester fabric for the motifs. I sealed the edges over a candle flame to prevent fraying, then I starched the motifs so the embroidering would be easier. For the embroidery I used large gold sequins and gold embroidery thread, and cut out and appliqued shapes of the gold ribbon which I also used for the hem of the skirt.
I’m wearing my DIY pearl and fabric tassels with the lehenga.
For the dupatta (the veil) I used pink chiffon.
The dupatta is trimmed with the same gold ribbon and gold sequins as the lehenga.
For the choli (blouse) I used pink cotton fabric and trimmed it with gold ribbon and sequins.
With the outfit I’m wearing my DIY pink beaded jhumka earrings.
Just some minutes before a heavy thunderstorm and rain. There was already rolling thunder, lightning and wind.