making of an indian outfit
Choose. Stitch. Wear. Design your own traditional outfit, be it a salwar kameez, a lehenga choli or a saree. Walk through a maze of fabric shops to buy material of your choice. Get caught in the psychedelic web of colors & patterns. Decide on the embellishments from a range of borders, linings & lace. Once you have everything in place, visit a local tailor who stitches your one-of-a-kind Indian outfit as per your design.
Browse. We would start our day with a street market well known for fabrics . This market has everything from fabrics, to buttons, to borders, to readymade Indian wear etc. Look through various shops, choose your fabric.
Embellishment. Depending on the kind of outfit you want, we will then proceed to find embellishments for the outfit (ie embroidered pieces or borders) in the same market.
Visit a tailor. Once we have our fabrics, embellishments & design ready – we will meet a tailor & brief him.
Accessorise. We will also accessorise our outfit with glass bangles, bindis & pouches (bags). We will end with buying the traditional juttis (Indian shoes) that you wear with the Indian attire.
Fill the belly. After the satisfied session, we stop for a bite.
- Wear appropriate shoes as there will be walking
- Tailors take about 4-5 days to make an outfit so do keep that in mind
- The expenses on the items purchased by you will have to be borne by you eg the fabric, borders, tailor charges etc
- Once the outfit is ready, you would need to go yourself to collect it. Our local expert will not be accompanying you
- Carry a hat, sunglasses & sun protection lotion especially in the summer months
- Duration upto 4.5 hours
- Experience includes: an air-conditioned car that picks and drops you from your hotel; bottled water and munchies available in the car; local expert from the city; lunch
Brilliant tour customized for exploring fabrics!
I contacted Divya to for a customized ‘fabrics tour’ & she did an outstanding job! I’m an architecture grad & had no interest in seeing the monuments in Delhi (all of which I flogged to death while in college), so I cannot comment on that. My interest was primarily Indian & contemporary western fabrics in Delhi, of which I know very little since I live in the South of India. Divya & Aarti took me to Lajpat Nagar & I saw a staggering amount of the most amazing fabrics in the time the tour lasted.
I wanted to get some Indian clothes stitched and I found The Delhi Way offering just the experience I was looking at. We started with visiting an interesting fabric market to pick the fabric and the things to go with it. Then visited a tailor and gave the measurements.