Custom Made, some memorable designs I created in 2015
She told me her measurements, preferred colour choices and styles that suited her. I sent her pics of various embroideries, block printed cottons and ideas of combining them.
She made her selection and within 6 weeks had a dress that was in the UK with 10 days to spare before her big day.....Made specifically for her from start to finish!
Something similar to before, with lots of colourful embroidery and sparkling Rabari mirror work.
This vintage Rabar 'milkmans' shawl was absolutely perfect for show stopping style in a warm and cozy jacket. 'Desi' wool, typically used by the Kutch Rabari can be a little coarse, but lined with a thick and luxurious satin....It became something amazingly beautiful and a delight to wear
We don't get too many opportunities to dress up here in dry, dusty Bhuj, but one of my assistants was getting married and wanted me to attend the nuptials!
I couldn't go the usual bright and super sparkly Indian wedding glam thing...It's just not me. Instead I made one of my favourite Signature Skirts from meters and meters of sheer turban fabric! It had a little gold thread running thru the cotton and with a layer of sparkly net underneath, it twinkled in the early morning winter sunshine. I felt fabulous, and imagine I'll wear this skirt more in 2016!
I made this from a superb piece of Saurastran embroidery I'd been saving for someone special, don't you just love the abstract kittens and parrots on this vintage piece! It teamed wonderfully with a nice bit of navy and cream stripe cotton canvas, making a great urban boho statement skirt. Totally unique and not another like it anywhere in the world!