This Tailor Can Turn Your Worn-Out Silk Saris Into Stunning Lehengas

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What Makes It Awesome

Shahpur Jat’s lanes are full of secrets and I can let you in on one – Shop no. 417 (fourth floor) belongs to a masterji who can stitch up a storm.

Rinku Tailor in Shahpur Jat is now my go-to person for a quick upcycling job for whenever I need to give my worn-out, damaged or old-school clothes a fresh lease of life. It was near Diwali time when I took my nani’s old silk sari to him along with a reference image of what I'd like the final outfit to resemble. Two days later, I had a brand new lehenga. Re-stitching the saree set me back by INR 2,300, which is quite a bargain if I may say so myself. Forgive the cliche, but the feeling of wearing my new lehenga was priceless.

Rinku Tailor is open from 10:30 AM - 7:30 PM on all days except Sunday. Hauz Khas on Yellow Line is the nearest metro station.

What Could Be Better

Rinku Tailor is happy to discuss fabrics and ideas with you, but I’d suggest you go with a fairly clear idea of what you’re looking for.


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