118.8 ft long salwar stitched in 7.15 hours!

Tailor T G Prakash Rao displays his creation in Mysore on Thursday. DH photo

A total of 570 metres of blue and white cloth, eight rolls of thread measuring 300 metres each and three rolls of 500 metres is what it took to create a chudidhaar measuring 118.8 feet in length.

This is the largest chudidhaar sewed up by a tailor in the city in an attempt to make it to the Guinness records.

Tailor T G Prakash Rao and his assistants B S Roopesh and L R Ravi took nearly seven hours and 15 minutes from 11 am on Thursday to ready the gigantic dress.

The dais of the big hall at Sri Chikkammaniketana Choultry at Kuvempunagar here had been turned into a temporary shop, with Prakash and other tailors busy sewing, matching the speed of a machine to accomplish their task.

Before beginning the daunting job, Prakash said he intends to break the previous record held by Lomar of Saudi Arabia, who stitched an 111 feet and two-inches-long and 60 feet and eight-inches-wide chudidhaar in February 2010.

Prakash had unsuccessfully tried entering the record book in 2008, but he was disqualified due to technical flaws.

Learning from the previous experience, Prakash fulfilled all the formalities, before trying his luck again.

Prakash finished the arduous job at 6.15 pm. An elated Prakash told Deccan Herald, had he not opted for the design, he would have completed it much earlier.

Barring breakfast before starting with his mega stitching work, he didn’t even take a lunch break. “The top part of the dress alone is 69.8 feet long and trousers is 49 feet,” Prakash added.

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