My fashionistas, when an outfit is simple, enhance it with a strong accessory that reflects your playful personality. Read this post to know how!
I was in Delhi for four days in 2010. When you are staying at someone’s house you gotta know the time to leave especially when that person is a friend, you know, to keep your friendship healthier and longer:) So, I set up a dedaline for four days and thought to get done with my shopping and creating some new clothes for myself within that time. It sounds over-promising to design and make a saree just in four days? I did it. This is how-
Step 1. Head to a store that sells dress materials by yard. I went to Gulati store in Kamla Nagar, New delhi. Bought white chiffon by yard. (Day 1)
Step 2. Pre-decide your colour combination that saves time, I had done my homework from London, so I chose this fuchsia pink and purple. (Day 1)
Step 3. Tie-dye it. (Day 1+ 2)
Step 4: Take it to your tailor or anyone who knows sewing or how to stitch. Get your falls and pico services done. (Day 3)
Step 5: Choose your border. 3D Floral lace borders were en vogue at that time. I spent some time in finding the one that I like at the same time the one that goes with the colors I had chosen. If you are in Delhi, search every nook and corner in Chandni Chowk, plenty of varieties there, reasonably priced and available to serve everyone’s choice and need. (Day 3)
Step 6: Get it stitched to the edges of your saree. All sides. (Day 3)
C’est tout! It is this simple! And all in 3 days.
Some days you just wear this saree the way it is! Simple and sexy! If you are going to a party or planning to make it a festival wear, then try accentuating it with a piece of statement jewellery from your existing wardrobe. I worn this on a Durga Puja function. Added my multi-layered pearl neckpiece as a waistband because ”normal” is boring. I didn’t wear a blouse with matching fabric, rather wore a choli (a crop top) that I had picked up from a street market (Janpath) in Delhi. It has Gujrati Kutchi embroidery on the front. Gujrati Kutchi embroidery is very vibrant and colourful. This crop top with halter neck has crushed cotton details at the back. I detest matronly cut blouses;) This was ready made and the fit felt as if it is just custom-made for me. I have them in other colors too, I wear it with long gypsy skirt, with divider pant and also with saree as you can see here:) Always wear your creative hat when conceptualizing a look;)
Top tip: Wear a satin or silk petticoat with a chiffon saree. Same rules apply to any see through sarees namely; muslin, net, georgette etc. And if they have a lace border line the one I wore here, it is even better:)