Reuse, Recycle, Refresh. Works best with sarees!
Always wondered what to do with grandma’s hand me down gorgeous sarees? I recently discovered the best way to preserve (and frequently use) these sarees and give them a new lease of life – make them into new outfits!
There is so much you can do with an old saree – from stitching dresses, skirts, anarkalis, to even potlis and cushion covers!
I’ve been finding good designs to make for the sarees I got from my grandmothers (and mom) into something new, something I might wear more often than the saree itself!
I decided on making a few dresses and skirts. Here’s how I went about it.
- Identify my body shape
- Choose the dress style
- Choose the skirt
- Debate about a trouser versus jacket!
- Finalise my Pinterest Board.
- Dry clean the saree
- Go to my tailor
- Be happy!
It’s a good idea to first be clear on your body shape. Get the designs tailored to give you an hour glass look.
Here are some helpful guides
- Are You In Shape?!
2. Types of Dresses
I’m sharing some of my favourite ideas with you here.
Skirts from a Saree
Make it into a Dress!
Some Other Designs
There’s an Indian label called Mogra Designs. I love their design sense. All the dresses are worth ogling over! I really liked their old saree collection – quite inspiring what an old saree can be turned into!