Things that people find suprising about me:
1. I adore Project Runway
2. I adore tv shows about women trying to find the perfect wedding dress.
3. I have a folder in my gallery full of pictures of wedding dresses.
4. I know there is a collection of wedding dresses inspired by Disney princesses.
Which is why when Mama came home last Sunday from the fabric store with these lovely fabrics for me; I went a bit crazy and chose the mustard and red.
I browsed Pinterest, searching for:
Muslimah fashion. Muslimah dresses. Muslimah fashionista
So many ideas.
I ignored that those clothes were modelled on women who only weigh half of what I do.
I remembered that I took a picture of a dress I saw in December. It was a combination of two things I adore: Mustard yellow and trench coat.
But the store that made it only caters to non plus sizes, and said:
"We only have up till L"
In a snotty voice. While looking down their noses at me.
So I wondered if the fabric Mama bought would do, but I doubt so. I then opened my book and sketched how a dress can adapt trench coat-ness:
The collar. The two rows of buttons, tartan patterned in brown and beige.
I remembered the red fabric. Should I make it into another dress, or a baju kurung. Especially cause I just bought a royal purple A-line dress with pink white laces on the sleeves and plan to get another dress made from nude coloured fabric with some intricate designs on the sleeves and hem.
And then I started to think how to make the red outfit less plain. Laces. But not in the way they are used in dresses these days: Sleeves, hems and waistlines.
What if I trim the collar with lace, and then let the lace go down the line where buttons usually are and let it end in an arc around the waist?
Shawls. What would match such redness. And such mustardness. Colour blocks.
What is happening to me?