Monday, 30 April 2012
Needle, thread & fabric
If you follow me on facebook you would have seen me talking about some abayas I designed and may even have seen some preview pictures of them, well today I'm just going to post full pictures of those abayas and some other stuff. Both abayas have been designed for parties and occasions and obviously not for everyday wear.
I actually designed two abayas one which is sea green with a black lace layer on top and the other a light baby pink with a slit at one side revealing some peachy pink lace.
The first is this black & sea green abaya
This is actually a plain green silky satin type abaya and a black lace abaya which is a bit bigger and longer to be worn over the green one, so they can both be worn separately or with other things. I like clothes which I can change up, adapt and wear again to create a completely different outfit altogether, you'll see the black lace in action again later on in this post.
The second abaya is a light baby pink one with a slit on the left side
The tailor didn't actually make this one quite how I wanted it )= It feels a little short (and will defo be with shoes). I designed this one so that I could wear a corsage or a big brooch wear the slit started to dress it up for parties. The brooch in the pictures is actually a hijab accessory from Unique Hijab Pins. The baby pink abaya is again a soft silky satin fabric but more matte than the sea green one above. This abaya doesn't quite drape the way I want it to and I'm not sure if that's a fault in the design, fabric or tailoring.
Do you remember before I said I liked changing and wearing my outfits again in different ways? The next outfit is just that a mix between the above two abaya.
In this one I safety pinned the slit of the baby pink abaya from the inside and wore the black lace one on top. You see how that changes the way the previous two abayas looked? I wore my Arabian Nites abaya on top because I didn't want to show all of the inner abaya, the brooch in the centre makes it look like this is one complete jilbab with a slit down the middle and another fabric underneath. The lace with the lighter colour stands out more as you can see more of the pattern of the lace with the baby pink abaya underneath than in the sea green abaya in the first picture.
So that's it for now (= what do you think of these? Like? No like? InshaAllah soon I will learn to sew so more of my designs can come to life (and look how I want them to)