As in, that’s apparently the garment I’m attempting to recreate. Thanks, V!
It is also apparently closely related to the anarkali, a garment I quite like. I have my eye on a few on the Utsav Sarees website.
Most importantly, she pointed me towards some info that mentions hidden ties or little buttons to close the front. Modern versions have a higher bustline than the period versions, so you pull them over your head. I suppose if I made mine a little looser this would work, but I’ll have to try. I think hidden ties might actually be a better way to do this.
And then there’s embellishment! But that’s way down the road.
Anybody know of a good churidar pattern you can buy? Nobody seems to sell patterns (probably because you can just get them made to fit in India), only patterned finished churidar or sewing services. I may just have to buy a pair and disassemble them.
By day, I'm a graphic designer. By night, I'm a knitter. I'm doing my part to keep Hotlanta stylish.
I imagine that if you don't already understand the title of the blog, you're probably confused and perhaps slightly annoyed, but never fear - I do have a reason (and it's a good one). Having gone to hear Stephanie Pearl McPhee, and then having been inspired to blog about knitting, I found myself wondering what to call the blog. I recalled a conversation I had with Mouse and the Chicken Goddess about why it is a Bad Idea to anger knitters - this conversation was following SPM, aka the Yarn Harlot telling the assembled throng about Those Who Do Not Understand Knitting and Therefore Belittle It Much to the Chagrin of Others, or TWDNUKTBMCO, which is not the acronym she used but is the one I'm using because I forgot hers - that is, we are numerous and we all have very pointy sticks, easily transforming into an angry mob.
Therefore, knitters = angry mob.
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I have a pair that have shredded seams, waiting to be dissassembled. Now is apparently the time…
Hooray! If I remember I’ll bring my fabric this evening; it is an interesting geometry problem.