I had an appointment a few weeks ago at SACC Shah Alam. Since I was still looking for a modern kurung, I went into Salikin Sidek right after that. Fell in love at first sight with a dusty pink, chiffon kurung that was placed near the window display. It’s this light beadwork at the neck and sleeves, which consisted mostly of pearl beads. I love how chic and classy the work was — the combination of beads was perfect! The price was a letdown, though relatively cheap (apparently) than the more OTT dresses at the shops nearby.
So I went back home and thought about it for weeks. Since it’s so expensive, I had this idea that maybe it will stay on the rack a little longer… WRONG. Last week, out of curiosity, I called the boutique up and found out that it was sold a few weeks back T.T And if I were to request an exact copy, they could make me another one but it would only be ready weeks after raya and I had to bring my own fabric. Sigh, Well, at least it’s possible for me to cut cost there.
Just to get things done, I dragged my mum to Jakel Shah Alam to look for fabrics yesterday. Wise to bring a pro, when you have very limited experience in buying fabrics. I knew there were different types of chiffon, but I really can’t tell the difference! Went to the fourth floor (that’s where the chiffon silks are) and with the help of the store owner’s daughter and my mum, I got myself chiffon silk in the shade that I wanted, along with complementing silk lining.
Here’s the thing – the initial plan was to let Salikin Sidek add some beadwork on the neck and sleeves (if possible, I want the exact design as the kurung that got away). But however, my mum advised me to patch some lace to complement the fabric, since this type of chiffon might not be able to handle the beads. Now I’m really confused as to how I should make it. Ideas?