Part 3! Here’s the finished blouse & sari / lehenga, at the conference hotel. I had a frenzied moment at one point when I thought I’d pack up my sewing machine and take it to the hotel to finish some of it better, and then I thought, no — do what you can at home, and be done. Be REASONABLE, Mary Anne. (If you can call any of this middle-of-the-night sewing reasonable…)
And you know, it was all pretty goofy, but it was also fine. It helped a LOT that I had gotten a great headpiece and dramatic earrings on Etsy, that really MADE the look. I ended up pinning another star earring to the blouse as a final touch, where it looked sort of like a star medal, so perhaps my star princess is part of some kind of Star Spaceforce.
But the whole thing was honestly really fun, despite the rather frenzied process and all the mistakes I made, and I admit that I’m now trying to figure out if I want to try again to make a sari and blouse for World Fantasy. I think people don’t tend to dress up as much for that convention, but there is an awards ceremony, and some people do get fancy. So I probably will take a stab at it, at least!
I’d like my next version to look a little less like a toga, though!
(And there typically would be a complementary / more dramatic fabric on the pallu of the sari, but that was also a little beyond me at that point….)
((And I TOTALLY ran out of time / energy to make a coordinating mask, ALAS.))