South Asian Weddings
My frankenstein lehenga choli!
So the lehenga I ordered from NJ arrived early last week. I tried on the blouse and knew it looked weird and unwearable as is to me, but had no idea of exactly how mesed up it was until I took it to two seamstresses yesterday. They both said they'd have to take out all of the seams and try and fit a new pattern over the material that's there and that it's at least a $200 fix. And even when they fix it, the neckline's pretty high on what I got (not what I asked for), so I don't know that it will ever turn out the way I want. The lehenga was a month late, too, and we're now three weeks away, so there's no way to get material to make a new proper top. Basically, it looks like there was no "custom made" top despite all of the measurement-taking, and whatever alterations that were done to whatever they had readymade at the shop in India were done VERY badly. The top has two darts in the vicinity of the breast, one of which nobody's ever seen in any top before and which seems to serve no purpose other than to make the blouse look horrible. It's 3 inches too big in the back and 3 inches too big in the waist. The darts coming up through the waist go all the way up my entire boob. It's a mess! I'm not looking forward to arguing with the shop over it, either. The sad thing is that I really loved this outfit. It's the one I picked out, even before I picked out my white wedding dress. I'd planned all of my colors around this lehenga, and the only other thing I have is a sari from FI's sister that's okay, but doesn't blend well with the other wedding colors at all. Plus I do not want to wear a sari for dancing, but I know that FI's dad is dying to see me in something Indian for part of the reception. Arghhhhhhh!