An extra room has been magically added to your home overnight. The catch: if you add more than three items to it ,it disappears. How do you use it?
I desperately need a sewing room, I was planning to convert one of the rooms upstairs into a sewing room, but could not, why, it’s a long story I rather not write it here.
Since I have an additional room added magically, I’ll use it as my sewing room. The catch is the problem, the restriction of only three items are allowed in it, is a serious problem.
A sewing room needs a sewing machine, this is one item, I need a chair to sit on, it’s number two item. Number three I need a table to put my sewing accessories,like,material,spools of thread , patterns. I think these are the three items I will add on.
I will start sewing the blouse and petticoat fabrics I bought in the winter. I am so thrilled now I can wear my new sari, which I could not because I didn’t have the matching blouse and petticoat!
I have been asked to do a five-minute presentation to a group of young school children on the topic of my choice.
My topic is “A Sari”.
What is a sari?
The dress the woman in the picture is wearing is called a “Sari”. It is six yards long and forty-five inches wide. A matching blouse and a petticoat of the same color enhances the beauty of this gorgeous dress. The petticoat which is an under garment is worn to help tuck in the sari , is like a long skirt which reaches up to the ankle.
The sari needs six yards for the pleats in the middle and for the shoulder. It comes in a variety of colors and the material is silk, or cotton or nylon.
The blouse comes down to the waist,it has short sleeves, long or no sleeves. It is something one who wears it, decides.
Image by Wikipedia.
https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/03/16/365-days-march16-show and tell/
I am completely overwhelmed by all the choices in front of me. I have seen all of them, but I never tried any of them. It is not because I am some extraordinary person and wouldn’t care about what was fashionable.
I grew up away from all types of fashions that existed around the world. We had two kinds of dresses. One was called Shalwar Kamiz; the other one was Sari.
Our population were not behind as far as the word fashion goes. So this is how they changed the same dresses in different ways. Let me write about Shalwar Kamiz; Shalwar I would say resembles slightly like trousers or pants. This is how the style changes in a shalwar, they (tailors) widen or make the bottom narrow; Kamiz which is almost like a shirt; is sometimes reaching your ankle and then it goes slightly below the knee or even above the knee. They used to leave the sleeves of the shirt by keeping it down to the wrist; now it is sleeveless or short sleeve.
The next is Sari: they tried to wear the sari below the knee,it didn’t pan out well because it looked ridiculous and spoiled the look of this graceful dress. So they’ve left alone the length. Instead they fiddle with the blouse. The blouse nowadays are so short it makes no sense to wear them. The blouse sleeves are short ,long,or three quarters. The neck line is too wide which I think does not look that great. This is all about fashion .Next is how do I deal with it.
When I went to Dhaka , I took some fabric with me to get some blouses made. I had a terrible experience,I showed what I wanted, the tailor who was interested in how much material he could steal made the blouses short and ugly. I thought our tailors stitched beautiful blouses, not anymore they’re too busy stealing as much as they can.
This is all I know about fashion in Dhaka! Pictures from wikipedia