The blouse is effectively just a one-meter piece of cloth. However, the satisfaction of any client rests on the beauty and design of this part of their outfit.
I was faced with such a situation when my client approached me with a saree, she had bought for her future daughter-in-law. It was a red silk saree complemented by beautifully woven patterns in golden thread over the black border. The colour of the blouse was a contrasting black with the same golden pattern.
As the auspicious day of ceremonies drew close, I was asked to create a designer blouse for the new member of the family.
With all this daunting challenge before me, I invited the beautiful lady who was to wear this piece over for a cup of to get to know her personality and unique interests. In my opinion, a designer must always be fully aware of the needs and particular likes of the client. Thus, I always go the extra mile to get the closest approximation to the design in the client’s mind. Further, I also noticed the style and design that would best complement her as well as ensure the grace of the saree was enhanced.
I had a special idea in mind for her dress which I was able to discuss with her. The blouse was to be of a solid black colour to maintain focus on the saree’s border. However, it was to be enhanced by the uniqueness of the tassels. Instead of acquiring standard tassels off the shelf, I decided to craft these from the fabric itself. For this purpose, I searched vehemently for and managed to rope in a special craftsman. He created, in black and golden, silk balls that matched the pattern of the border.
My heart was in anticipation of her reaction as the date for her fitting approached. I was overjoyed to observe how happy she was with the finished product. Her mother-in-law who had purchased and gifted her the saree could hardly hold back her tears. I was glad the risk I took with the bold blouse paid off so well. Ultimately, the happiness of a bride on her special day is what a designer lives for.