Living in a cosmopolitan city like Mumbai has a few advantages. In essence Mumbaikars have convenient access to tailors, embroiders, or a master at every nook and corner of a street. So I decided to use some of these advantages this Diwali season by making myself an outfit. With the help of my very dear fashion designer friend, we went to a fabric shop and got:
- 5 meters of pink georgette
- 2 meters of yellow net
- 5 meters of yellow satin lace
- 9 meters of pink lace
- 18 meters of yellow and purple lace (As seen bellow)
Once I got all the materials, I headed over to a tailor and gave him a rough sketch of what I wanted. He took my measurements and stitched the dress accordingly to my preference. Everything needed to be perfect- the sleeves, neckline, back and length. I opted for full sleeves, semi-low back, a simple neck line, three quarter length, anarkali styled top along with a net dupatta and fitted churidar.
Get creative and start making your own outfits, if you have the required services provided to you. The major plus point of designing your own garments as I continue to repeat the mantra- live modish without breaking the bank, it will cost you half of what you would pay at a designer store. There mite be bumps along the way and perhaps you mite not be ecstatic with the way the final product turned out, regardless you’ll learn from your mistakes and will tweak whatever minor errors you mite have incurred the first time around.
Email me pictures of the outfits you have created and I will love to feature you on my blog.
Have a safe and festive season and Happy Diwali to you and your family.