When you open your wardrobe to choose your apparels for an occasion to attend, you would want to put on the latest outfit that you have recently bought or the all-time favourite one. Don’t you? And there remains a pile of some clothes that are not hand-picked more often. When it is about sarees, are you bored with same the old fashion that resides in your wardrobe since years? Then you might have naturally not worn it over the years. But hey, I’ve got an idea! Why don’t you re-use it?
Yes absolutely! Why not transform it into some that can be re-cycled or re-used differently at your home. Here are some tips and tricks that I’ll share with you and then do it just like that.
- Mordern Borders
To give the saree a new and trending look than the old one, cut out the damaged borders. See if you can repair it with zardosi or kundan. Or you can also put a new one instead that match colour contrast with it. A heavy border on a plain saree gives a sweet and simple look when you wear it again with a newly stitched blouse of today’s fashion. I have actually experimented this with a heavy blouse and simply decent blue velvet border on pink glossy netted party wear saree.
Another way is to combine two sarees to convert it into half and half saree – one of the latest looks in the market.
- Abundant Anarkalis
If you are not comfortable carrying a saree, then you can also transform it settling into an Anarkali dress. Try it with an old silk saree! There is one benefit to the Anarkali dress here, and that is, it won’t look like the regular ones sold in the boutiques, because the design of the saree itself gives a flaunting look to the length of the dress. After all, ‘Old is Gold!’
- Be Your Own Designer For Lehenga or Skirt or Frock
You heard it right! If you think Anarkalis are not your type and you would like to prefer a lehenga or a skirt on an occasion to have a differently designed garb, then for the lehenga, use the saree and its pallu for the blouse with a new dupatta. But, if you only want a skirt or frock out of it, pallu makes a good impression.
- Dupattas? Why Not!
Yes! With the word ‘dupatta’ mentioned above, I realized that it altered that way too. Sarees are versatile! They can be restyle every now and then into all the above things that I mentioned. The borders can also be used as fancy dupattas or even in kurtis for the stylish ethnic wear.
Apart from it, you can also re-use them in certain handy and creative stuffs to decorate your home. Say like, it can be modified into home decors like the curtains, cushion covers, table mats. Certainly they can also be used as to enclose the gifts with a piece of saree instead of the shiny gift wrappers.