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    Default Dresses from Sarees

    Hi everyone,

    I love seeing sarees, but am not a very avid fan of wearing them myself. I do love many of the designs and find it very hard to resist buying them. So I buy sarees I like and get them converted them into churidar or salwar suits. The other advantage I find in doing that is that the dress is very unique in design (print). Getting cloth cut out of a roll or buying materials is convenient, but often I find that the designs are pretty common and pretty often one finds someone wearing the same print somewhere else. Here I'd like to share one of the dresses I have had made out of a saree.

    I have used the pallu of the saree for the yoke. The border of the saree was used to line the dupatta which was bought separately. The embroidered flowers from the saree were used to scatter over the dupatta, the lower part (it is stitched in an umbrella cut) the sleeves of the kurta and the salwar to give it a get up. I find this dress very useful when going to parties for which it is dressy enough and occasionally even for a simple, elegant get up for going for wedding receptions.

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    That's nice!

    I have been actually wondering how do I go about converting my older collection of sarees to salwars! I badly want to re-use them because they are quite expensive and I don't want to discard them.

    Do you use a single saree for salwar and khameez?or do you mix match?Please suggest.


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    Default Re: Dresses from Sarees

    Dear Satchi

    I also used to stitch salvar kameez from my sarees when my children were young. Those days it was difficult to buy new dresses for them so I used to convert my old good sarees into salwar kameez so that they can wear for occasions.

    My friend's daughter always used to appreciate the dresses I used to buy for my daughters , though her mother used to buy the best dresses for her. When I used to make salwar kameez from my old good sarees she used to tell her mother also to make. But her mother was not interested in converting her sarees.



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    Default Re: Dresses from Sarees

    Quote Originally Posted by iluvpeace View Post
    That's nice!

    I have been actually wondering how do I go about converting my older collection of sarees to salwars! I badly want to re-use them because they are quite expensive and I don't want to discard them.

    Do you use a single saree for salwar and khameez?or do you mix match?Please suggest.


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    It depends. I do use some sarees for both salwar and kameez and sometimes if I feel that the kurta needs to be contrasted with a darker colour (e.g. when it is a cotton saree in pastel shades with little flowers), then I use a plain contrasting colour for the salwar.

    If you could load a picture of the saree you want to convert, I could tell you how I would do it. In a day or two, I shall put up some more dresses which were converted from sarees.


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    Default Re: Dresses from Sarees

    Super satchi ma
    I too like to stitch dresses out of sarees.. But if I try to convert all new sarees into dresses, my mother will finish me off.... :-

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    Default Re: Dresses from Sarees

    Nice to see you stepping here with some great ideas !!

    After developing frozen shoulders, I had stopped wearing sarees and converted quite a many into salwar suits......which I love wearing without having any guilt feelings that they are not dumped in one corner !!

    I agree with you entirely Sudha. In fact I have never liked wearing saree blouses. I firmly believe they were designed by some misogynist.

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    Dear satchi

    Excellent work and idea too.It looks very cute and attractive.Nice that you are using innovative works on sarees without wasting it

    Hats of to you and your work.:


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    Satchi, you have given a nice idea.I liked very much your pattern wonderful color.


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    wow great work.

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    Default Re: Dresses from Sarees

    Quote Originally Posted by satchitananda View Post
    It depends. I do use some sarees for both salwar and kameez and sometimes if I feel that the kurta needs to be contrasted with a darker colour (e.g. when it is a cotton saree in pastel shades with little flowers), then I use a plain contrasting colour for the salwar.

    If you could load a picture of the saree you want to convert, I could tell you how I would do it. In a day or two, I shall put up some more dresses which were converted from sarees.


    Dear Satchi

    Oh,thank you for your concern on providing me an idea,that was sweet!!
    Actually,I wanted to know whether a salwar & khameez can be stitched from a 5 metre saree?


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