NOT WEDDING RELATED, just want to luahkan perasaan heh.
For this year’s festivities, my mama and I went Prada Lace on the first day. Actually I was the one who picked out the theme, she just followed … or “sembarang la…!” LOL! My mama trust my taste, or maybe she is just plain lazy. Just go with the flow la.
Initially, I had wanted a cotton eyelet kain …
… for my baju kurung this year after I saw a lot of it from last year. (Fun fact: I’m not one to follow trends but I sometimes follow trends from past years.) Like I mentioned that I saw a lot of eyelets last year, I thought I wanted to incorporated that into this year’s baju kurung. Actually last year’s trend that I noticed more was …
… but I sedar diri la, I know my body shape wont be able to pull off such cutting. Anyway, niat di hati mati2 nak cotton eyelet but when I entered the kedai kain shop, my eyes zeroed in on a green prada lace kain. With that, I decided I wanted prada lace. HAHAHA fickle sia. But then again, its been years that I longed to have a prada lace baju kurung. And of cos, you have to pair prada lace with an inner kain if not you will be exposing your modesty to everyone, I picked out a satin-y yellow gold kain for our inner. On that day, I was actually wearing a green and yellow shirt, so macam kena inspired la konon. LOLZ.
I really like how the yellow gold and green contrasted against each other *beams* pandai eh aku pilih. LOL, masuk bakul angkat sendiri nampak. Anyway, after purchasing the kain, the makcik told us that the tailor located above their shop knows how to handle prada lace kain. So since we do not have a favourite/family tailor, we decided to try her service.
Anyway kan, BANYAK DIA PEH EXPERTISE IN HANDLING PRADA LACE KAIN.
I DO NOT like how my baju turned out. So out of shape for what!
My request was so simple; long straight lace baju kurung with inner but sleeves no need inner and plain kain, dont need any special cutting whatsover or in malay terms; baju kurung panjang. I even showed her some pictures on how I want my baju to be. She explained to me that prada lace must have lining because the lobang2 is bigger than normal kain lace so to support the jahitan, it should be with inner kain. I agreed la at last cos beli mahal2 of cos I want it to turn out nice rite.
The Monday after, I felt uneasy la after our exchange and decided to head down to the tailor’s after work. On discussion day, there were other customers too so mcm abit too overwhelming even for me, like susah nak explain to the tailor la. I told her to retake my measurements as I was still apprehensive and I explained my requirements again. I went home still feeling uneasy. Tak pernah2 buat baju sampai so fikiran tak tentu arah seh LOLZ kesian seh.
On collection day, I just had to try my baju and lo and behold, I was so right, mesti ade salah. Top half was ketat -___- For all I know, baju kurung not supposed to be tight anywhere what. And the neckline when hooked, my skin beneath is not totally concealed. Like the kain doesnt meet in the center when hooked. And also, member memandai shaped the waist area so macam ade a bit of hourglass cutting. -___- seriously, baju kurung straight mane ade pleat or cutting whatsoever. And the sleeves was cut into a bell shape; tighter on upper arm and flair towards the end. Again -___- why so memandai seh!
I was beyond frustrated and pointed the mistakes to the tailor. Member lagi nak argue ngan aku “tight meh?” ccb la. I told her “baju kurung not supposed to be tight anywhere ok” Lucky for me, still got kain for her to alter and play around with and was told by the tailor to come again the week after. When I went to collect, I tried again because I no longer trust the tailor. Jahanam baju aku seh, klau kain murah takpe la. After all the drama, the baju kurung fitted me nicely albeit the waist area cannot be saved sadly (think I lost a bit of weight thats why can fit hahahah like real)
Ya, so much drama for 1 pair of baju kurung. Baru satu, nasib bukan 2 or 3.