Something Old, Something New


After the blue-door-painting project, the corner window needed some nice curtains, not those synthetic shower-curtain lookalikes that came with the house. So on my last trip to Delhi I begged Ma to part with some of her vintage sarees for this noble cause ;-), and came away with an armful. Still, they rested at the bottom of the cupboard while I took my time, half-heartedly looking for a tailor who could make curtains, then almost bought a sewing machine to DIM (do it myself), almost because I decided on a cheap handheld machine which is apparently not available anywhere. Finally, the makeover itch got the better of me – why not use those God-given tools, and some long-forgotten skills of hemming and hawing? The saree length was just right, and the ‘fall’ made great loops.

This was the outcome:






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  1. I say you did a great job!



  2. Wow Aarti! You beat Fabindia hollow. Beautiful…


  3. very inspiring!


  4. Stunning, Aarti !


  5. Wow… these curtains look amazing!


  6. How pretty! I’m surprised your Ma parted with her precious vintage sarees.


  7. and just to think I bought those Maheshwari panels from Fabindia for a bomb!!


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