Poring over the patterns, I’m drawn to the ones with pin tucks, pleats and gathers. All of these will provide roominess where required and look delicious. I’m not sure why but pin tucks and pleats add a certain richness to the garment.
serendipity (noun); finding something good without looking for it
I first read about it in an article about the Parangi women of Fort Kochi.
The Kavaya is derived from the Malaysian word Kebaya. It was the traditional dress of the Malaccan women that the Portugese brought over as wives – a sarong of sorts worn under a long flowery shirt.
It was quite by accident that we started working with weavers from Kerala. My husband & I were at a riverside resort when the owner told us that there was…