The Cheongsam Challenge: Day 4

Good day everyone!

Today being Day 4 of Suzanne’s Cheongsam Challenge, I opted for this choice, which plays on a pattern of varying shades of grey panels against a cream background. This fabric is actually meant for a man’s sarong, but I fashioned it into my cheongsam. If I am not mistaken, the sarong was woven in Indonesia.

To emphasize the gentle feel of the pattern, I decided on a side opening, with the edges trimmed with light pink satin and simple Chinese style buttons also in the same light pink satin. In this way, I softened a serious and sobre pattern into something pretty and feminine.

And to top it off with a bit of whimsy, I think my necklace, earrings, bracelet and rings set fashioned out of mahjong tiles does the job. Its subtle patterns add bits of colour to the dominant grey tones of the outfit while the cream colour of the tiles themselves blend in perfectly. In case anyone is wondering, NO I do not play mahjong as a game at all.

Completing the look are my beaded sandals in cream and grey, but are not seen in the photograph.

Did I not say this Cheongsam Challenge was going to be FUN? Even or perhaps especially so for a 93-year young lady!

God bless and enjoy your day.