At a wedding, everyone notices the grand entry of the bride. The jewelry, the makeup is noticed easily and the lehenga she wears is totally unique. Everyone in the wedding venue is curious to see the bride as walks down the aisle and walks towards the mandap. Since the limelight is on the bride, it is time for her to shine.
Almost in wedding ceremonies, Lehenga choli has been the first choice of women. Every bride cannot afford exquisite designer wear and the brand tag does not matter to some. You can just sit at the comfort of your home and get on the DIY (do-it-yourself) bandwagon and make your own glamorous wedding bridal wear. This will help you in saving money and make the best memories forever in the minds of your children.
You can easily spice up your old saree into exclusive designer lehenga. There might be some of the old bright beautiful saree in your wardrobe to make a memorable lehenga. The border of the saree can be used in the blouse or dupatta.
It is not necessary to purchase a new lehenga for every occasion. With your own imagination, you can create a sensation in the world of fashion. Create magic by converting your designer sarees to lehenga and a trendy blouse combo and feel proud.
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Open Grandma’s Treasure Trove
Your grandma or mother might be having a bunch of old sarees that are old-fashioned and are very beautiful to be thrown away. With a tender touch, you can convert this fabric and hold all the memories back by re-using them again. You might be thinking of how amazing it would be if an old silk saree is transformed into a lehenga.
Add Details – Laces, Borders, Fabrics and more
With a bit of creativeness and having a basic fashion idea, you can create magic by bringing the life of a saree. For making a lehenga, take clues from the original fabric and add details like laces, embroidery, embroidery borders. You can give your ideas to the tailor and get it stitched for you as per your requirement.
Make Contrasting Combinations
You might have left one of your old saree in the wardrobe because you did not like the color and texture. You purchased and did not like it and kept it in the wardrobe. Now while making a lehenga from it, create an enchanting outfit to suit you.
As per your choice give a contrasting shade to the blouse and dupatta designs. You can even prefer to have different fabrics like brocade designs, Bangalori silk, raw silk, or other material. Try different fabrics like tissue, chiffon, tussar, or georgette.
Re-use Borders for Sleeves, Back or Neck Design
One of the DIY ideas, while spicing up your old saree into Lehenga is to not only make use of fabric alone but re-use all of the saree including the border. The portions of the saree border can be used as the lehenga border and potions of it on the blouse or dupatta. For short sleeves blouse, put the border on the sleeves, the back neck design, and underneath the bust.
Blouse Ideas – Retain or Create A New One
To retain the memory of the saree, you can make a blouse from the saree fabric. You can prefer to make a designer blouse from the pallu to match the lehenga stitched from the same saree.
Matching with the Right Dupatta
After the blouse is stitched as per your liking, you need to get a suitable dupatta for your lehenga. For a gorgeous look get a brocade fabric or net fabric dupatta. You can also make use of the saree border to match with your lehenga choli. You can enhance the beauty of the attire and make it fancy by adding glittery laces.
Work that Lehenga Skirt
You can re-use the whole saree material for making the lehenga skirt. The base of the saree can be used with a bit of embroidery work on it to make the lehenga heavier and prettier. Forgiving a final touch to your lehenga, you can make use of various accessories like latkans.
Old sarees have authentic gold and silver as zari and the authentic designs have silk quality. Do not discard these old sarees but make proper use of it and treasure it by creating a new set of memories with them.
Create a new lehenga outfit from the old silk, cotton, or Banaras sarees. This splendid idea is the quickest way to remold your outfit.