Monday, August 19, 2013

Peplum Raya

I've been good this year. I started my baju raya project in the midst of Ramadhan. Unlike last year and the year before last, I would have just started the kid's and my baju raya 2 days before Aidilfitri. The night before raya I would still be struggling to finish the clothes until wee morning. This year I am a bit relaxed as I am  more determined and I would say more organised. True what people say, it comes with being wiser (older!). 

I planned a simple traditional Malay kurung for myself and both girls. After watching videos on YouTube to get inspired, I bumped into an interesting and simple peplum video. Watdayaknow! It's actually very simple to sew peplum and to excite me more, I just had to use a stretchy material to omit the zippers. Simple!

I already had a jersey interlock I bought last year. First trial, I was in love. First thought, it would look lovely on the kids. And because I was determined and organised, I managed to sew for 2 nieces and a cousin. Whoa!

I also managed to amend old projects. It just takes a little effort to make things nicer. I wished I knew this earlier. Hah!

My first peplum, old long skirt project, all 7 skirts done and a trip to LSN for some advise and consolation. (It comes with purchase of accessories too!) 

The printed Italian cotton (just coincidentally designed by Emanuel Ungaro) and jersey interlock for the peplum top.

A matching purple fabric and design on the first day of Raya for my 2 lovelies. 
Long sleeve  and 'longer' peplum and a mermaid skirt.

A matching design - pinkish fabric on the 2nd day of Raya.
Capped sleeve and 'shorter' peplum with a double-tiered-gathered-hem skirt.

My niece Dina with my 2 year old Tia.

The finished skirts and peplum top.

My cousin Farah Ayna all the way in Penang.
Looking really sweet.

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