It is an overcast day and pastel colours come out to play, on Day 13 of Suzanne’s Cheongsam Challenge.
For a change, the patterns and colours of this batik sarong fabric are subtle yet eye-catching in a tranquil sort of way. Very gentle on the eye and makes me feel like a flower! Even at 93!
I chose to show both sides of the batik – that is, the ‘head panel’ and the ‘body panel’ on the front of the cheongsam. The opening on both sides of the front shoulders enables the top section to be of the contrasting section of the fabric.
To emphasize the pinkish-red hibiscus flowers, the edges of the outfit are trimmed in matt red. The same is used for the simple Chinese style buttons. I happen to love hibiscus, which is Malaysia’s national flower.
To complete the ensemble, I embellished it with red rose accessories (I told you I am young at heart..) and paired it with dark red beaded sandals – all of which I beaded myself.
Have a wonderful and blessed day!