Sunday, August 26, 2012

A little peek.......

For those of you who have read my blog recently will know I am hosting a baby shower for "R" who is Indian by birth.  Her Indian "family" in Canada are having a baby shower in October for her.  "R's" hubby was in India at the beginning of the month, and "R's" mother sent me, dd and her best friend a sari each for us to wear at the Indian baby shower.

They are gorgeous and on Saturday morning, we went to this Indian lady's house and had our measurements taken so she can make us the blouses to go under the sari's.  She is also going to "alter" the actual sari material, so we can use the "cheats" method of putting on the sari, without having to get someone to help us.  Here is a you tube video that shows you how to put on a sari and it's quite interesting.  So our sari will already have the pleats in place and we can fasten it with Velcro...YEAH!!!!  The lady's daughter had one of those and she was nine; our excuse is we never wear sari's normally!!!!

"R's" mother also sent us the matching jewelry and this is what I am going to show you.  They are not very good photos, sorry.  The top single item is to put in your hair.  She sent me two sets of earrings as she wasn't sure if I would wear dangly ones.  Then there is the necklace.

The bangles are the colour of my actual sari.  The main colour though is black and the gold, green and pink are the accent colours.  Now idea how I will get them on, even if I cream up my hand, as they are small.
Even the bag it was all put in is lovely:
Can't wait until the actual baby shower, to wear the whole outfit.  I will make sure I take lots of photos.

Should say, dd is white background with black trim and bright red flowers, with silver jewelry.  Dd friend is purple, black and gold, with purple and gold jewelry.

9 comments:

Cath said...

Wow , how amazing to be given traditional dress like that . My mum has been after a sari for years ,lol .

landcuckoo said...

Wow, you are all going to look stunning, looking forward to seeing the pictures.
Sarah x

Jane and Chris said...

You know the story of my childhood friend's Mum dressing me in a sari...I would have felt so much better had velcro been around in those days!!
Jane x

North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard said...

I am certain velcro is a god send these days in putting on a sari

~Carla~ said...

Gorgeous!! I shot an east Indian engagement ceremony not too long ago & the women's saris were simply stunning!!

Lena said...

Please, do!! Can't wait to see all the pictures!!

saving for travel said...

I am excited too! What lovely presents you've been given.

Sft xxx

Piece by Piece said...

Love the colours of the bangles, how to get them on? good question.
Look forward to seeing you all dressed up in your jewlery and sari.
Patricia

Rose said...

I can't wait to see the photos...