I promised!

And I’m delivering.

I said I’d have photos of the 4-hour garb on me, and here they are (thanks to Lord Yul and Master Lorenzo for their camera skills):

At Crossroads of Jerusalem this past weekend. I needed some garb in which to do “grubby” things, so I whipped up this Mughal court attendant’s outfit the night before. It’s mostly okay, although I need to work on the closure a bit, but that part is hidden under my odhani, so there you go. I am in love with the churidar. They are easy and comfortable and I plan on making many more pairs.


And then there’s the fancy stuff.

This is what came of the rockin’ striped fabric and the shiny dupioni silk. I am also pleased to have located kunjalam that look close to what the braid tassels look like in the miniatures.

The only downside to this outfit is that it makes my legs look about six inches long, while the rest makes me look much wider than I actually am. This did bother me, but upon further inspection of the miniatures, I see many women with long versions of this dress, so I’ll probably keep it as-is.


But it’s real shiny for court, especially when I add the jewelry, so there you go.

Next up I’ll be sewing some fancier Hindu garb, and another set of un-fancy Hindu garb. I’m on the lookout for pre-embroidered medallions and woven zari trim, so I can put together something sparkly while I am learning how to embroider it myself. Also, many tassels will be made. I have plans to make a tassel belt with a green stripe in the middle, to be worn as my apprentice belt. I’ve got an apprentice bajuband, but it’s on my arm and therefore not as communicative as I’d like.

The rest of the event was great. I taught my bookbinding class to nine folks, seven of whom went home with finished books (and four of whom were Laurels, which was awesome and intimidating all at once). Now that I’ve gotten the class taught, I’m going to focus on my own artsci project, and really tackle the leather tooling for the covers, plus the endband construction, which is a grand puzzle.

But hey, four hour pants.

About HappyGoth

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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3 Responses to I promised!

  1. Laura/Lilavati says:

    That’s lovely garb! And ZOMG PANTS! I was wondering – I seem to recall you posting a link to the pattern you used for the pants, but I can’t find it again. Help? Also – how does the dress close? What do you wear under it (besides pants)?


  2. yul says:

    The clothes looked great, and I am serious about the sikh stuff. And I did not realize that you took a picture of me, you sneak! Honestly though, it is probably the best one I have seen of me ever…

    • HappyGoth says:

      Oh, good! I didn’t know if you’d want it up, but it’s yours to keep if you want it (just steal it from my flickr page).

      Hee. You had no idea I was taking a photo AND demonstrating how to use the camera, did you?

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