Sunday, August 31, 2008

Ramadhan Mubarak

"Selamat Berpuasa" to all Sulam Sayang blog visitors, friends and family. May we obtain Allah SWT's blessings in our ibadah to Him. Amin

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Wedding Dress

(I took so many photos of the dress that I want to put all of them in this post. But I have to settle for a few. )

This project is bead embroidery onto thread embroidery pattern. The fabric is green satin.

This dress is to be worn for a wedding reception by a bride at the groom's residence.

So Kak Cik, my niece, wanted a heavily bead embroidered dress to really stand out for this special event. Naturally, I'm very honored to be given this job to enhance my beading skills and to beautify Kak Cik's wedding with this splendid looking modern kebaya.

This project is so fulfilling overcoming my mental block to work around "kerawang" (thread embroidered edging.)

Congratulations Kak Cik (Shikin) and Hafidz who are to be weded on the third day of Eidul Fitri at Wakaf Bharu, Kelantan.

Semoga Bahagia ke anak cucu!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

I did it again.

Remember my favorite edging for baju kurung? Well it's the sequin padded basic chain. This time I've done it in Red, Lavender, Gold glass Japanese beads and pink plastics sequins. The result is just SShineyy!

This dress is a Raya dress for my next door neighbor Rozi. She wanted two lines edging with a little bit of pattern. I recommended this basic chain with sequin padding. It's just dazzling. The sequin I used here is slightly larger than the ones I used on Kak Yah's kurung .. so more sparkle.

I could just imagine on Hari Raya ... Rozi would wear this at her family's home in Teluk Intan, Perak. They would all gap and say "awesome". Then of course she would say "An beaded it for me :}}"

"Dah habis ganti puasa belum? Ni dah 12 Syaaban and the moon is 85% full."

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Bunga Sekuin

This is for Kak Zah, my neighbour, yang nakkan a glamorous dress to wear on her daughter's wedding.

Dia kata, "Nak mengalahkan pengantin!"

"Color biar terang so orang nampak - merah ke."

So from some pictures yang I showed her, she wanted design manik tabur. I recommended further for bunga sequin untuk nampak lebih gah. (I tengok kebelakangan ni local beaders banyak yang guna bunga sequin dalam design yang padat, so saya pun nak try jugak, and here's my chance.)

"Bolehlah Zihan, asalkan cantik," katanya.

I think I could have done it better here but the dress looks glamorous as intended anyways.