All that glitters is not gold! In this case, it is glitter paint for fabric.
Today being Day 14 of Suzanne’s Cheongsam Challenge, I thought it would be fun to share with you my DIY touch.
I outlined all the flowers and leaves on the front of my batik sarong cheongsam, to add some glitz to the heaviness of the black background.
With the slightest movement, the glitter outlines seem to dance in the light – if only fleetingly. The lines are so lightly drawn and yet gives the cheongsam a life of its own. Of course one can buy batik sarong fabric that comes with commercially done glitter outlines around the patterns, but it is so much more fun to create the same effect by oneself!
If you will notice, this cheongsam has the matt gold trim a few inches higher at the hemline, just to bring some point of interest to the otherwise plain black hem.
And the same trim at the front shoulder openings are slightly angular – again, just for visual interest.
The accessories add to the colour contrast of the whole ensemble while the gold-faced sandals complete the outfit perfectly.
Yes, even at 93, I try to present a well-complemented dress sense at all times.
Have a wonderfully creative day.