We all know how much we have eyed the kancheepuram sarees of our mothers and wish to own an exquisite one for ourselves. These drapes are known for its intricate designs and rich texture and we do everything in our capability to extend its shelf life. However, the dreadful day will come sooner or later when the saree has worn off and we have to decide whether to throw it away or tuck it in some corner of our wardrobe.

Worry not ladies, we now have a solution for you. Since kancheepuram sarees are timeless, classy and elegant, there are a number of ways these silks can be worn even if it is on verge of falling apart.

Here are some suggestions to revamp your kancheepuram saree and look ravishing than never before.

Turn it into a new saree

This can be done only when some parts of the saree are tearing. You can stitch new fabric onto it. You can also give it a modern touch by stitching embroidered patchwork to the zari. This will surely make heads turn.

Wear it as a formal gown

Tired of wearing only sarees to weddings? Well, you can use your kancheepuram saree to design a long Indian gown. You can either opt for sleeves, which will give you an edgy look, or turn it into a strapless dress for those cocktail evenings. 

Stitch it as a long, flowy skirt

Since the current fashion trend is all about mix and match, get creative with an old tattered kancheepuram saree. Turn it into a lehenga and you can pair it with a crop top. This is ideal for ceremonies like mehendi and sangeet. 

Use it as a dupatta

If most of the saree is torn and you can hardly save it, then turn it into a dupatta. Since these silks are bright coloured and are quite grand, it can be worn with a simple salwar kameez to give the outfit a dash of colour. 

Make it into palazzo pants

You can use the border to define the length or the breadth of the pants. Palazzo pants, stitched with a Kancheepuram silk, gives a bohemian look and are a perfect choice for your upcoming beach vacation.

Stitch it into an indo-western top

If you like fusion wear, your old kancheepuram saree will be your best friend. Stitch it into a top that can be worn on jeans, skirts or shorts. A deep V neck or a halter neck would suit best with a Kancheepuram silk as you can play around with the patterns and the border.