I have a long rambly post in the works, but in the meantime it’s the American holiday season, and my whole family is going to be in my house for Thanksgiving. On the upside, I get to use my new china service, but on the other side, all in my house for 3 days! And I still haven’t mopped.
Anyway. I like saris, as I’m sure we’re all aware of by now. Since I bought my first one a couple of years ago, an acid green cotton Bengali tant, I’ve been practicing draping. It’s a really tough thing to master as an adult, when your muscle memory takes longer to develop, and you get frustrated faster. Basically I draped that sari every night until I got it right (the first time I wrapped it once too much, which looked great but made it impossible to walk in). Flawed Events got married over the summer, and requested that I wear my blingy designer sari instead of the traditional cocktail dress. So I did.
Believe me when I say that I draped the sari all on my own (I’m particularly pleased with the pallu pleating, which gives me trouble in a way that the skirt pleats never do):
(We bought kazoos for the recessional music, which didn’t happen the way we thought, so we serenaded the bride with them later at the reception. It was very silly.)
I also haven’t gotten anything new posted because all last week was consumed with sewing. I made a new Persian coat and a long Mughal coat (garment thingy). I had intended to do a weird pointy tube hat, but don’t actually know anything about hats. When I get photos, I’ll post them. I’m uber-proud of myself. I’ve sewn variations of the Mughal garment enough that I can knock one out in an evening if I use the machine. The next step is to sew one by hand and enter it in an artsci competition. I am so close to that (just need to do it and pull together documentation). Midwinter, maybe?