Saree Weds Jumper! (and you are invited!!)

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Hello, Namaste, Bonjour!

I had been feeling a little crafty lately and I’ve come up with an old love – The Saree.  Saree is my all time favourite dress and I had been wrapping around my mother’s sarees  (or trying to) since I was tiny enough to ‘get wrapped’ in one saree five time over! Until a few years back I really needed assistance in draping it. Then I met my saree gurus in my post graduate student days and with their expert tips and lots of patience, I manage to garner a few complements whenever I wear a saree now (Thank you guys, I love you! ).

 

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My love affair with the saree!

 

Once again, I used leftovers from a saree that served a good many years and is still shining! I used the border part of the saree and a plain cowl neck  jumper from H&M. I especially love the long border sarees of the 80’s and prefer to use the complete border.

 

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I’ve cut equal lengths of border for sleeves.

 

 

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Started with a rough running stitch at the seams of the jumper

 

I hemmed on both the sides of the border and then replaced this rough stitch with a neater and permanent one. It is important to iron the saree border here. Also since the jumper is stretchy and the saree is not, the stitches must be loose. Repeated the same thing on bottom part of jumper.

 

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This is the finished one. But hold on, I’ve got better pictures ahead.

 

Well, it was as simple as this and my jumper looks elegant. Like a lot! 🙂

 

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Refashioned Jumper by Pastlife Seamstress!

 

 

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I’ve paired it with cherry red wool tights and Tommy Hilfiger boots!

 

 

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I love the silky blue and the thin and striking gold rings around the cuff. It stands beautifully against the beige jumper

 

 

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Easiest way to make a style statement!

 

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This is one project of mine that I’m truly happy and proud of! :)

 

Hope you find this inspiring! Your thoughts are welcome and awaited. Do send them in.

I will come back with more. Stay crafty till then.

 

Comments

  1. Pretty pretty!! Its truly innovative!!;)

  2. lovely n elegant.perfect use of a worn out saree.looking great.keep your crafty n innovative spirit high.

  3. wah ,Kya idea hai sirji.East meet West. says:

    Wah, Kya idea hai sirji. East meet West. Nice…. keep it up.