From 'Stitched' to 'Readymade'Yesterday when I opened the old boxes of my house to check if everything's alright which we Indians usually do before the start of rainy seasons to avoid any kind of pest attack, I found my old dresses, which I used to wear when I was not even four. I don't remember this. I can only tell you because I have seen my photographs in those dresses.and even my mother told me that many times.
All my dresses were stitched by my mother and all unique. Not even a single dress matches the pattern of the other. I kept on picking up the dresses and wondered every time how beautifully and with how much creativity she managed to stitch those dresses that every piece was unique in itself. The summer collection, winter collection even spring collection was different. I quickly checked a few online sites for dresses of kids and found that most of the collection was similar. I checked women's and men's collection also. The theme was same.
I pondered what's the use of wearing ready-mades if they can't give us a different look. How often we notice many professionals wearing the similar kind of patterns, sometimes exactly similar.
Slowly and steadily the stitched ones are getting replaced by the readymades. Many labours, tailors, designers, hand embroiders are losing their jobs and the machines are taking their places. But what's the use, if we have the same thing to wear.
Remember the days when only stitched ones are there yet a different fashion was there in every dress. We wanted to match our dresses with our friends but failed everytime, hence we matched colors of the dresses to pinch with 'same- pinch.'
Let's prefer the stitched rather than choosing the readymades. They can give back the jobs to many.
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