Thursday, 27 April 2017

Bollywood Couture





When daughter Sarah returned to Sydney last year after her trip to India she presented Paul and me with cotton tunics each.  Mine was a lovely lightweight, white embroidered top, whilst Paul’s was a brightly coloured long length kurta.  It fitted him perfectly but looked more in keeping with Delhi (or Southall) than our little French hamlet.  Philippe would be very amused.

After failing to convince Paul that it would look great as a dress for me, I got the scissors and trimmed it to a more conventional length.  This worked well until I noticed that the pockets were now longer than the hem.  Back to the sewing machine, adjustments made and voila, a new shirt!






14 comments:

  1. Paul should have modelled for Burton's but I advise him to quit smiling and adopt an expression of pouting indifference - in other words like your typical Frenchman.

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    1. He used to be a top catwalk model.

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    2. Where's his designer stubble then?

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    1. I rather liked the long version on him. He just needed a turban to go with it.

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  3. It's even got 'lines' around the bottom to get an even hem. I must say that I'd have snaffled it for my use if possible.

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    1. I did try, it looked really good with a belt.

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  4. Very clever of you. It looks beautiful material.

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    1. I think the colour suits him.

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  5. Did you notice that his accent had changed?

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    1. No but his head wobbled a lot.

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  6. It looks very smart, and will go well with those jeans ! Oh, he wasn't thinking of wearing it with his lycra cycling shorts, was he...

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