Thursday, September 30, 2010

Round, Red and Ridiculously Hot Table Cloth

A table is truly a plain object. Photography of plain object I find is very challenging. On sewing craft I have done a few beautiful table cloths out of Batik Terengganu but to show it off herein this blog, the photography just doesn't do them justice. Under indoor lighting and not so good camera setting, the visibility of both my beautiful work and the beautiful batik artwork did not project themselves.

So, to bring out the most of this recently completed batik table cloth for my foreign customer I've decided to take the table cloth out of the dining room setting and out in the gardens for my photography shoot. Now, enjoy and feast your eyes on the strikingly red round table cloth amidst my Misai Kucing plant, Kembang Pagi flowers and on my drying line.

The piece I'm sharing today is similar to the first round table cloth I did earlier. This piece is made out of four batik sarungs. The table cloth is cut out from the main body of the sarungs. While the napkins were cut out from the head of the sarungs. The pieces for the table cloth were laboriously put together like a four cut cake cutting. This way gives more accuracy to get the points together than my previous effort of working with eight pieces. The result is just truly lovely and breathtaking.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Chocolatie Cool Shoulder Bag

Lawa. Still in demand. Not many favours batik bags. Some locals said they had have enough of batik.

Still I would like acknowledge those who loves batik Leenzy Farhan, her daughter Azian, her Aussie friend, and Hasniza Anwar who resides in Hong Kong. I have made this for Leenzy's friend in Australia down under. Enjoy the bag, enjoy cotton fabric and enjoy our Batik Terengganu.

P.S. Bag pictures, inside and outside views - the bag is totally reversible giving two looks from one bag. Bottom picture, tiny matching tissue holders to go with the bag.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Sulam Forever

And I thought those days are gone. When tudung bawal bersulam tangan or just tudung bawal would no longer be worn. With the tudung segera over flooding the tudung market in Malaysia, or Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, the square voile scarf is less favoured by local Muslim ladies.

Even if chiffon long scarf is still favoured among teenagers as per the wearing by Yuna, their elders are now favouring the earlier called tudung ekin. Well I'm happy that in the midst of all the bright colored Lycra instant scarf, my service is sought after.

Here I'm starting with simple design using basic stitches for a suttle decorative for the instant scarf. A new twist to the tudung here the fabric used is velvet and it's only for the awning. The tudung body will still be Lycra.

Happy to work with you Kak Imah and looking forward to your continuous need and success for your tudung business.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Purple Galore

This ready to wear kurung is said to be too dark purple once worn. So the owner needs some light colored beading to lighten the dress to be worn with light purple scarf.

The request started from just a simple line, to two lines to three lines. In beading and color selection three tones of purple shades were chosen and some flower sequins in there matching tones. I thought it would delightful to use the different purple tones beads and sequins for this plain jacquard purple dress.

However, time does not permit I just had to finished it off with just one pinkish line. Should the owner wish for me to continue after Raya then I will pick it up then. For now, I had to sign off for Balik Kampung.

Selamat Hari Raya

Maaf Zahir dan Batin to all lovely viewers.

Thank you.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

VIP Kurung

I wonder whose dress this is. The material is pretty common to me but the request for beading is quiet extravagant. My job was to bead around the neckline and sleeve ends. The bead design should follow the abstract geometric design on the fabric. The area to bead is quiet large for me so it has taken me quiet a while to finish this project. I started to work around the neckline randomly choosing the geometric design in one matching color. Then switch to another motif with another color. I ended up using three colors that match the colors of the fabric. Brown, orange and gold Japanese Glass Beads are used and the resulting dress fits a VIP.