There’s something so special about sarees albeit the struggles involved in draping and carrying them with elan. For the same reason, it’s a no-brainer that these nine-yard pieces of drapes have a huge fan following even outside the Indian community.
But with changing fashion trends, our beloved sarees are often left to age in vintage boxes and suitcases. Well, not anymore; because we bring you some easy, practical ideas to upcycle your good, old sarees.
* You can make a trendy Anarkali or a kurta out of it which can be teamed with a set of palazzos.
* If it is a georgette or a chiffon sari, it can be reinvented into a sharara and a dupatta, which you can pair with a kurta.
* If it is a silk sari, then you can make a dupatta out of it and pair it up with a plain solid color kurta and pants. You can also make cushion covers with it.
* If it is a Benarasi sari, then you can cut out the border through the entire length, and put it on a plain color chiffon or georgette sari. You can make cushion covers or dupatta or cloth bags with the rest of it.
* You can also make lehenga for girls, kurtas, bed runner with the border. Another option can be curtains.
* Borders from old saris can be re-used on new saris.
You can also add a trendy twist to the old sari.
* Go for a sleeveless jacket instead of a blouse with the old sari.
* Ditch the petticoat, and drape the sari over jeans.
* You can also use two different saris, cut them into halves or use two contrasting dupattas and drape them around like a sari. Add some interesting jewelry to make them stay together.