Tips to Reuse Your Old Silk Sarees
Every woman have those old silk sarees that are too precious to be put in trash like that. The old silk sarees holds an emotional value as these belong to our mother and grandmother. Besides, the fabric and work of these old sarees is unmatchable when compared to the modern sarees.
So, the best option to bring your mother’s old saree in use is by redesigning it into something useful. Repurposing is always a good option as you can wear one saree in exclusive ways. The question that always arises is- how to repurpose your old silk saree. Although, there are simple yet traditional ways to turn your saree in a lehenga or a suit, we have come up with some creative methods for you. To know how to turn your old saree into a new outfit with less budget, read on!
5 Hacks to Reuse Your Old Silk Sarees
Drape it Differently
Are you wondering about the easiest way to revamp your saree? Give you saree a different touch by draping it differently. When it comes to saree, there are endless ways in which it can be draped. For women who love traditional silhouettes, draping styles like dhoti drape are best to go for. However, if you love experimenting with your looks, try out draping your saree like a dress.
You can take inspiration from the bloggers on social media to give a complete transformation to your old silk saree. Silk sarees like old Kanjeevaram silk or banarasi silk look best when draped like a dress. To finish off your look, you can accessorize your modern drape saree with a belt or a kamarbandh. This is one of the best hacks if you want a new outfit without investing a penny.
Redesign into a western outfit
The most popular way to revamp your mother’s saree is by getting it stitched into a modern outfit. A saree is a five and half yards wide fabric which is enough to get a modern outfit made. If you have stiff fabric sarees like kora silk, kota silk or others, get them revamped into a ball gown. If your collection of old silk sarees has soft texture, get it refurfished into a draped gown or an indo-western outfit. You can take the inspiration from celebrity outfits or from bloggers.
Half n Half Saree
The most affordable hack to turn your old silk saree into a new one! Since we all have bunch of old sarees to recycle, this methods is a way best. All you need to do is to take halves of two contrasting old silk sarees and get it stitched together from your tailor. And there you go, your new saree is ready to flaunt. To make it look brand new, you can also get a border added. Moreover, you can revamp the remaining halves of both sarees into cushion covers or table cloths.
Repurpose in Saree covers
Care of a saree is very important to keep it’s shine and look intact. Heavy silk sarees are usually hung inside a saree cover so as to keep it from degrading. However, shopping a saree cover may cost you upto 100-200 buck, which is a bit overpriced. But what if, we can get you the same saree covers in 10-30 rupees. We get a lot of queries to revamp an old fashioned saree which can no longer be worn. If you have an old saree whose fabric is intact, get it repurposed into saree covers. Recently, one of our client got her kota saree refurbished in six saree covers, collectively costing upto 120 rupees only!
Give your saree a new look
Add a pinch of innovation to your old saree and wear it in it’s traditional form. If you have a plain old silk saree, get it embroidered or hand painted to add a new look to it! In addition, you can also get a new blouse stiched in contrasting color and modern design. You can also get a contrasting border added on your old saree or if your old silk saree is dyeable get it dyed in another color. Besides, you can also take your tailor’s help to turn your saree into ready-made saree gown.