In my dreams….
I put on a pretty dress that I loved. I went to the heights of my tower of solace, my own sweet spot of seclusion. I gathered all that is me and revelled in it. I lie on my belly as I looked down and I see a sky of passion flowers.
And then, I woke up with the colours of the sky on my hair!
This ensemble is a piece of that sky that came down to embrace you! It consists of -
-A light indigo, handloom cotton, elbow-length kimono-sleeved, v-neck, tie up kaftan overlay dress. The side slits with drawstring detailing are adorable and the calf-length dress is perfect for prancing around, being you. The off-white Herringbone hand-embroidery along the front and back is lovingly done by the beautiful women artisans at Suta.
-An indigo, naturally-dyed handloom cotton, spaghetti-sleeved, princess cut, ruffle underlay dress. The delicate pleats, the side-waist drawstring tie up detailing and the pockets on both sides are a sure win!
Length : Overlay : 41 Inches
Underlay : 49 Inches
Fabric: Overlay : Handloom cotton
Underlay : Naturally Dyed Handloom Cotton
Dress : Su, the model is wearing this set in size S
Wash Care: Dry Wash
Sleeves : Kimono sleeves overlay with a spaghetti sleeved underlay
Neckline : Overlay : V Neck
Underlay : Sweetheart Neck
Note : The underlay comes with adjustable drawstrings at the waist with a pocket on the right hand side
Disclaimer: The pictures are clicked in daylight. Color may vary slightly from the image due to the screen brightness
This ensemble consists of one handloom cotton overlay garment and one handloom cotton, naturally-dyed underlay garment.
Handloom cotton is a type of fabric that is woven using hand operated looms. Two sets of interlacing yarns, the warp (length) and weft (width), are woven on a mechanised loom operated by weavers. These looms do not use electricity. Human handling lends the fabrics a unique feel and renders the fabrics more value. The resultant fabric is softer and much more comfortable than machine-made fabrics. Handloom cotton is more breathable and thus feels lighter in summers and is perfect for layering in winters.
The art of hand weaving is labour intensive and takes a longer time. But, the beauty it adds to the fabric is priceless. Choosing handloom cotton supports the rich weaving heritage of India and lets the weavers carry on the precious art-form to the future generations as well.
The Herringbone hand-embroidery on the overlay garment is done by a group of beautiful women artisans at Suta. This dress has kimono-sleeves and the easy-fit allows space for freedom of movement, breathability and flow. This can be styled as separate from the ensemble as well.
The underlay garment is naturally-dyed using plant-based dyes and it can be worn separately and styled in multiple ways.