The Cheongsam Challenge: Day 2

At the age of 93, I still never cease to be fascinated by the colours and patterns of batik sarongs. Though I do not wear the creative pieces of fabric as a sarong, I love having them fashioned into cheongsams.

Most if not all of my batik cheongsams were tailored in Shanghai and are a testament to the fine workmanship of the Shanghainese tailor.

This particular piece of batik oozes shades of lilac and complementary colour tones in the floral patterns that make it oh so pretty! Paired with lime green sandals to echo the leafy greens of the batik, and I am ready to go out.

I have made some batik pieces into blouses a la Chinoise (in design) – and those are picture perfect too. I just might be enticed to share them here on another posting…..

But for today, it is the Lady in the Lilac cheongsam for Day 2 of Suzanne’s Cheongsam Challenge.

Have a blessed Sunday, everyone!



4 thoughts on “The Cheongsam Challenge: Day 2

  1. I can’t seem to picture you in anything other than an exquisitely tailored cheongsam, Aunty Suzanne. All mesmerizingly glamorous pictures.

    A cheongsam – you may know this – was also a fairly standard evening party dress for mum in the 50s, 60s and 70s.

    This you won’t know: A cheongsam was, I suspect, complicit in my marriage. πŸ˜‰

    A cheongsam is a many splendoured thing, it seems. πŸ™‚


    • Dear John,

      A many splendoured thing it is indeed, and it’s good to be reminded that your dearest mum wore cheongsams too. God bless and thank you for dropping by to read my post.

      Aunty Suzanne

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