On a lighter note a big thing on everyones mind this month is getting ready for Eid-ul-Fitr (the end of the month of fasting). This entails my mom and sister spending a lot of their time buying, sewing, designing clothes, accessories, and jewellery for the big day. Me and my sister have thus far planned some of the outfits she'll be making. One we'll cut today is a Angarkha like floor length jacket dress out of a old embroidered chiffon green sari with silver wide legged trousers and a silver Kali (knee-length shirt/shameez). She and my mother seem to be clinging to the long (floor-length) shirt lengths in fashion in Pakistan. We're also designing a outfit of Gota embroidery that has a fully embroidered loose fitting floor length with a raised front pishwas (dress) joined with a silk sharara (wide legged trouser) underneath. Stay tuned for photo's of our creations and their inspirations.
Getting ready for eid also means trying to lose weight/stay fit, which doing while fasting is ver difficult. I know their are some amusing memes going around, like : "Ramadan puts the slim in muslim" or "Your so lucky to have a religion with a built in wieght loss program". But realistically in Ramadan finding time to work out is so difficult, I am trying to do it right before the end of my fast or following. But with the fasts being so long this is so far turning out to be a hurdle I have to overcome in the next few days. Also all the delicious unhealthy foods made this month make for binging on samosas, briyani, golgappa's, and other fried goods during iftaar or sehri. I need discipline!