Style Diaries

Royal blue

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An elder cousin is getting married this weekend. For the reception, family members are asked to wear something in a darker shade of blue. I didn’t have an appropriate dress to fit the theme, but that’s okay, because this was a chance to make a new one!

Exatly a month ago, I bought home royal blue silk and a fabric belt that’s embellished with beads and stones, for the two-piece dress I had in mind. Upon advice by a friend, I sent them to Teresa Tailor for tailoring — a place I’ve been meaning to try out for years.

Within two weeks, the dress was done. Quite impressed with the outcome!

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Here’s a picture of the royal blue two-piece dress I made. The dress includes a peplum top with an embellished waist and a regular flare skirt. The dress received quite a few compliments on the day I wore it, reinforcing my belief that it’s a pretty piece.

The damage to my wallet (inclusive of the silk and embellished fabrics and good tailoring) was just a little more than RM800. That’s a lot less than what I usually spend on my previous dresses, probably because chiffon silk, silk lining and beaded laces — what I’ve been using for the past few years — generally cost a lot more.

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I think my strategy for this raya will be using thicker fabric and ready made embellished belts for my raya dresses. And I shall send them to Teresa! If you want to learn more about the tailor, check out:

Teresa Fashion Boutique
No. 24 Jalan SS3/31
47300 Petaling Jaya

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14 Comments

  • Reply
    Aimi Ahmad
    March 3, 2014 at 5:38 PM

    Love Teresa! The only place I send my baju kurung to for tailoring. Even at the last minute!!

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      miasuraya
      March 4, 2014 at 1:54 PM

      High five, I’m now a fan! Good to know that Teresa does last-minute tailoring, too 🙂

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    farah
    March 4, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    Is this the Teresa Tailor in Kelana Jaya, Mia?

    • Reply
      miasuraya
      March 4, 2014 at 1:54 PM

      Yes, Farah. Same Teresa Tailor.

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    miki
    March 4, 2014 at 10:33 AM

    can i know where do you buy the beads? jakel ke?

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      miasuraya
      March 4, 2014 at 1:54 PM

      Hi Miki. Yeah got the fabric belt at Jakel.

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        Mira
        March 4, 2014 at 2:09 PM

        how much?

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          miasuraya
          March 4, 2014 at 3:30 PM

          Retail price is RM498 per meter I think. But negotiate and you can get up to 35% off.

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    Sarah
    March 4, 2014 at 10:55 AM

    Hi, do you have the contact for Teresa Tailoring? Looks good 🙂

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      miasuraya
      March 4, 2014 at 1:58 PM

      Hi Sarah. Call 03-7876 2348 and speak to Ana.

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    HH
    March 7, 2014 at 8:20 AM

    do you mind sharing how much they charged for this kind of dress?

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      miasuraya
      March 7, 2014 at 5:19 PM

      I don’t. Mine was RM400 with lining.

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    miki
    March 11, 2014 at 9:37 AM

    another question, how much per meter for silk material like this.if i go jakel, just ask for silk plain eh?

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      miasuraya
      March 12, 2014 at 6:34 PM

      Think I got mine at RM78 per meter. If you want to look for it, the name is Italian Graziani. Ntah betul ke tidak silk. I wanted the dress to be made with shantung or crepe silk, but the color’s hard to find in other fabrics.

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