My beautiful friend Hiral is Hindu. Saturday was her new year and we were invited to her house to spend the night.
I attended numerous of her chanting parties but I never dressed up and have always kept my low profile and ZEN-black-grey-navy-or-jean style.
I felt a bit guilty about that. so there came the flowered dress for Yi.
Fabric was brought as a present from Hiral's mother. a lovely soft cotton with yarn embroidered flowers and vines.
I said it is not really Indian style though, but my girl was really happy about it and said, it is Indian enough!
I am a Chinese and this is much Indian too me.
ever since I met Hiral 3 years ago, I grew intensely fond of India and Indian everything.
the food. oh.
look at it.
How can I ever sew a real Indian dress ever using my bare hands?
and, I also had a top from the same fabric and PANEL SKIRT. 22 panels======a whole day sewing for one single skirt. but you can't see this really in this photo but I will post it when it is P's turn, by then I should probably be making another Panel skirt, as it is really lovely! if you for some reason, maybe to practise compassion, want to experience a sweat-shop-garment-worker's day, do the panel skirt.