What I love most about living in India is being able to wear saris. It’s fantastic since I don’t look like I’m getting ready for Halloween when I wear one here. Saris are just so pretty. They’re also a bitch to get on. It’s six yards, SIX YARDS, of fabric wrapped around you. Try walking in that without falling over, I dare you.
What happens when a clumsy person tries to put on six yards of fabric? You get an MFE doodle, that’s what!
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This is just genius. I wore a sari once, matched it with sneakers whose lace came undone in what would be perfect timing (rolls eyes). Never again! You look stunning in a sari btw! 😀
I love wearing saris. I tried wearing converse under it once, no good. I kept stepping on the sari, and like you said, the shoelaces are a problem. Barefoot is the way to go!
I never thought about this barefoot idea. If ever I graduate again, will make sure to try that.
For a dramatics competition, I had to wear a sari. The sari was so beautiful and I was so excited to wear it. After hundreds of attempts, I finally succeeded in wearing it properly. I was so happy, but my happiness lasted only for a few minutes as I started tripping. Walking around the school campus in that sari was a huge pain. If only there is some mechanism invented to stop us from falling over…
Youtube is your friend. I have to search for a ‘how to wear a sari’ video every time. I feel your pain, Keerthi. How not to trip in a sari could be a whole post on it’s on. 🙂
We don’t see saris often here in the states but I just love some of the prints and colors. Maybe it’s like tying shoes laces. Once you learn, you can do it in seconds.
I’ve seen women do it seconds and it amazes me. How they do it is beyond me. Must be magic! A secret fairy godmother every time…
That is hilarious! Love the illustrations….what a treat to be able to take part in such different culture. I’m glad you figured it out 🙂
I’m so glad I figured it out too, so worth all the trouble.Thanks, Courtney!
Where are you staying in India?
Kerala – Amritapuri.
LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! You are SO TALENTED! 🙂
THANK YOU, AMY! 😀
*hyper-scrutinized clumsy high five*
It reminds me of when they taught me how to swaddle my child in a blanket when I was a young dad. or making a burrito, which I have never done.
Burritos are hard. How do they keep all that stuff so neatly wrapped up?
The burrito thing only stays until I eat them. As soon as I take a bite they are all over my clothes and the floor. Never on the plate.
Yup. Eating a burrito is harder than wrapping one.
But much tastier.
That is exactly what would happen to me if I tried to wear one, but I think they’re beautiful. I had a professor from India who wore saris. She was so freaking awesome, her presence was like Darth Vader walking into a room. No one screwed with her. Then you got to know her and she was so fun! She taught Shakespeare.
Darth Vader, Shakespeare, and the ability to wear a sari without going crazy….she sounds perfect 🙂
Saris just look so comfortable to wear in the humid summers here vs. shorts and a t-shirt. Plus, all the beautiful colors 🙂
I like to call them air-conditioned since they’re open from a whole bunch of places. 🙂
This piece tickled me beyond all reason. You are truly darling. Thanks for the belly laugh,
Thanks, Meredith! Glad you liked it 🙂
I’m not sure I could take the confinement. I don’t even like to wear nylons. And Spanx? No way. But I suppose a sari is much more comfortable than that, and I’m sure you look smashing. 🙂
It is pretty comfortable. Once you get the skirt part on right it’s not constricting at all, think evening gown just…different.
Also, every time anyone says spanx, it reminds me of that scene from The Heat. “They hold everything together.” “Why? What’s gonna come popping out?!”
Haha, yes, that was a great scene. Great movie, too.
I have had a similar experience
So glad to know I’m not the only one!
NBG!!! Why are you wearing ANYTHING?? I thought you did EVERYTHING naked…
I’m sorry, SS, but saris are worth being un-naked for. 😉
Also, sometimes I put socks on.
Another shattered dream…sigh.
Naked hug to make you feel better? No socks.
Haa. You rock it well!
Can’t wear those because my middle is kind of rolly polly, ya know wat i mean?
Don’t you worry about that (even though I’m sure it isn’t true), saris cover everything up. I had the same reaction my first time. “You mean my mid is just going to be out there for everyone to see?!”
That’s what I notice when women wear sari. 😛
I love the graphics. Everyday would be like dress up day!
Thanks, Amy! I used to love playing dress up as a kid! Never with saris though, I remember using them for blanket forts.
graphics are amazing – love the parachute! I don’;t know if I could wear one, especially when needing the loo in a hurry! 😉 They are beautiful to look at and I love seeing them on women, cool post Missy 🙂
Thanks, mumsy! They’re easier than pencil skirts for bathroom emergencies. …er, don’t ask.
Ha ha ha. I see myself in your images. That’s so beautifully done ! 🙂
Woot! I’m so glad there are more people that have been through the same thing 🙂
Hahaha, I am now inspired. I am going to try this sari thing. It seems perfect for an Aussie summer. Wish me luck.
Woohoo! Can’t wait to hear all about it. Good luck, Steph!
I’ve wondered sometimes what it’s like to get dressed in one of those, since yeah, they seem rather tricky, not like just slipping on a pair of pants and throwing a T-shirt over your head. It seems like you’d need to worry about gapping if it went on wrong, although I guess 6 yards can cover a lot.
I’m always so paranoid about gaping. Luckily nothing of the sort has happened….yet.
I supposed it’s like a full body turban.
Last time I went to Morocco I decided to sport one, bought the fabric from the kids at the desert, they “taught” me how to do it. It looked to easy, after I took it off that day was never able to put it back on.
Love the doodles!
Thanks, Leo! I so get what you mean. They should come with disclaimers “Saris must be worn either by professionals or under the supervision of professionals”
6 yards? that’s incredible – i had no idea. i also didn’t know that you lived in india — were you born there?
I was born here. I moved to the States when I was a baby, now I’m back 🙂
That’s so awesome! love the drawings.
Brilliant work, partner!
You’ve become one of the best humorists on WordPress – and you have the distinction of doing it naked!
Haha! THANK YOU, partner! 😀
That looks like quite the ordeal. Do you really wear one of those everyday?
Excellent doodles, btw. 🙂
No. I just wear jeans everyday, most people here do too. A sari everyday for a clumsy person like me would lead to way too many trips to the emergency room 😛
….. But what if all those trips to the ER lead to you meeting Dr/Mr. Right? I mean, I would wear a sari everyday and risk it…. See, this is where my mind automatically goes after 7 years of singledom….
I think it’s time for me to get out there…. 🙂
Happy day to you,
Haha! You’re right. I need to start wearing them more often!
There has to be someone who already invented a pre-wrapped sari that you can just button or zip up like a regular dress.
Bet then, of course, that someone would have robbed us of this post.
They have sort-of pre-wrapped saris. Darn! That could have been the next big thing. We could have been the pioneers of the pre-wrapped sari! So close.
Hehe, I’m sure that I’d fall over no matter what, so we’re good either way 🙂
Where did the fire come from when you pitched the tent?!?! If there is that much friction I’m guessing you are doing something wrong…
It just appeared! I probably was doing something very wrong. Next time, I’m hoping for fireworks
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I struggle to put the duvet in its cover so I hate to think how long I’d take ha.
Hey now, duvets are hard
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I love saris! I just think they’re so beautiful and feminine. It makes every woman look so exquisite in them. In Malaysia, we do not see many women wearing them anymore. I guess they are more scared of “personal security” than anything else. It is a shame but personal security is very important. Nice post! Thanks 🙂
I never thought about the personal security aspect. But yeah, it’s important.
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Your illustrations are hilarious! i wish I knew how to do that… And saris.. they are so beautiful, so elegant.. but a pain to walk around in, phew…
Thanks, Madhura! You understand! They are the most beautiful clothes, but so SO hard to get into!