Somehow, the pattern received a great response in the few weeks leading up to this year’s Lunar New Year celebrations, so to thank my readers, I had decided to showcase some of their works in a Lunar New Year post.
Unfortunately, life got in the way and the Lunar New Year post became a Chap Goh Mei post (15th Day of Lunar New Year celebrations) instead ;P
Without further ado, please take a look at the wonderful clutches made by my readers this Lunar New Year!
I hope you had fun making them and received a lot of joy this festive season ❤
In the spirit of Eid-ul-Fitri, this post will be about traditional Malay garments.
Here is a Wiki definition of Malay – “an ethnic group of Austronesian peoples predominantly inhabiting the Malay Peninsula, eastern Sumatra and coastal Borneo, as well as the smaller islands which lie between these locations — areas that are collectively known as the Malay world. These locations today are part of the modern nations of Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, and southern Thailand.” Malays are predominantly Muslim and thus celebrate the two Eids. On these holidays, Malays dress up in festive traditional garments known as Baju Kurung (for women) and Baju Melayu (for men).
In general, there are two types of Baju Kurung, being the Pesak Buluh (Bamboo or Straight Gore) and Pesak Gantung (Hanging Gore). The difference lies mainly in the shape of the gore and gusset which attach the bottom of the sleeves to the main body, as shown in my illustrations here:
These are some sewing projects that I have completed over the past year since I started lessons in mid-2013. I have posted the WIP stages of each project before on Facebook, but I’ll here on WordPress i’ll just post a photo montage. Let’s be serious, WIP photos aren’t that pretty, are they?