Sari Day

Aamba posted a blog post today wherein she links to another excellent blog post and also calls for the sari-loving out there to get over the nervousness we all may have and wear a sari to work (or school or whatever it is you plan on doing tomorrow). Not only is is Women’s Day tomorrow, but the sari is also a lovely, graceful garment that, in my opinion, is undervalued in the West (or perhaps just lacks the exposure and endorsement necessary to gain widespread adoption). I think we sari fanatics can change that.

So I’m in. Who’s with me?

(This is a good chance for me to wear that ikat I put on and then had to change out of because of the surprise alumning.)

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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5 Responses to Sari Day

  1. lambsblood says:

    Love your post! I know how you feel and I’m working on getting a line of comfortable saris and gagra cholis (skirt/top combination) for daily wear. So far I have cocktail looks that are comfortable and easy, but I’m going to expand to some casual, fun looks that we can clean our house in and romp around with our friends in. 🙂

  2. Anisah says:

    How did that go? I haven’t worn a sari in over 15 years, don’t even have one anymore.


    • HappyGoth says:

      Thanks for asking! It was great, actually. The weather was not particularly good for it, but I wore an extra-thick petticoat and a cardigan (I was rockin’ the aunty style) and was just fine! I have learned my lesson by now about the pallu – the fancy long-over-the-arm thing doesn’t work for daily wear, so I spent a lot of time pleating the pallu just right. I wear saris from time to time to work in the summer, but I think now I might look into a cozy thick pashmina sari for wintertime wear. Honestly, I’d wear them more often if I could just get over being self-conscious!

  3. Malathi says:

    Hi, I just saw your link and post. Thanks.
    So how did it go?

    • HappyGoth says:

      You’re welcome! I loved reading your post. It was nice to hear things from your perspective; I always second-guess myself when wearing a sari in public, and your post was very refreshing.

      It went great! I even went out to lunch with a friend. I will totally be doing this again soon.

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