While all my friends know that I sew, it’s not very often that I offer to make something. However, a few weeks ago, my friend told me that she and her mother had a wedding to go to that required them to wear saris. While she ordered her ‘set’ online, her mother received her package directly from India and didn’t realize that she would need to have a top made to match the material. When we were talking about it, she described that her mother wanted a gold, fitted top with a round neck and 3/4 sleeves…. and I immediately thought of Jalie 2805 – since I knew that it doesn’t take long to sew, I offered up my services.
After a brief internet search for fabric, I came up with Gorgeous Fabric’s Lame Make You Smile Plisse Knit for the material. So, once it arrived, I set to work and I have to say, I am in love with it (and it matches the sari material perfectly, too). Even though her measurements were not near mine, I totally would have kept this top for myself…. I am thinking I may have to order some of this material for me. It is sheer, but with a cute (or matching) cami under it, I think it would look fabulous.
I’m hoping that they send pictures from the wedding – I told her that when she is done with the sari fabric that I would totally take the sari print off her hands. I have always wanted to make Hot Pattern’s Bollywood Dress and I can totally envision making one (well, with the amount of material she had, I could probably make two) from it. OOOh, one can dream!