Here it is, the orange Thai silk Baju Kurung Pesak Gantung which I made for Eid-ul-Fitri 2016.
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:
After yesterday’s dreary comeback post, it’s time for something more upbeat with a report on a COMPLETED project.
Here is the illustration:
Today was my second-to-last lesson in Advanced Dressmaking. I finished my Fancy Pants ahead of schedule, thus I will be using my last scheduled lesson to make a skirt for my sewing teacher. Anyway on to the pictures…
After the last post on lazy sewing I guess the time is right to get back to full-on, draft-it-yourself, patterning from scratch. With the help of a friendly sewing teacher of course!
My last module in my sewing course involves sewing a pair of pants. Here is my pants sloper. Or ‘basic block’, depending on which side of the globe you happen to live in, or which sewing philosophy suits your fancy. Definitely one of the more difficult slopers that I have drawn so far.
After completing a relatively complex (at my beginner skill level) lace dress project for a friend of mine, I decided that I wanted some to do some easy and quick “me” sewing. Sewing for me, by me, as a break from the world.
I settled on a pair of comfortable pants for lounging around the house, which in my case, means napping and generally being lazy after a crazy day at work. I did not even bother with drawing my own pants pattern, instead I picked one out from a Japanese pattern book.
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?