A few months ago I went on a little fabric overload shopping trip. I bought 3 polyester crepe sarees to chop up and use. In the shop, I thought this saree was a wedgewood/periwinkle blue and beige pattern. When I first saw it in natural light, I was very disappointed: the beige was actually celery green. :(
|The funky paisley part at the end is the pallu: the fancy end of the saree which falls over the shoulder|
In the end, the blue color won me over and I decided to make another version of New Look 6899. This time I made the circle skirt since I had plenty of fabric and circle skirts are notorious fabric hogs. Prior to hemming, I let the skirt hang for at least a week and it was a wise move. The parts on the bias stretched over 4"!! I enlisted a friend to help me mark the hem. The saree fabric has great drape, is very floaty, and absolutely does not wrinkle!! See:
When the skirt was on the cutting table, I needed to figure out what top to make to go with it. I downloaded a new wrap top pattern, but after a major muslin "oops", I put that aside and decided to bring out the old standby: the Sorbetto. It is made from a rayon-poly blend called "Busy Lizzie". After 4 versions of the same top, there's not much to say. However, now that I look at these photos, I see weird wrinkles from the boobs diagonally down to the side seams. Odd. Am I standing up too straight? Are my darts too short (I did shorten them) Any insights about that one?