Archive | October, 2010

Making a silk charmeuse hijab with crystals!

28 Oct

Salaam ladies,

Before I headed out for my sister in laws wedding, I had to make my hijab for my wedding outfit. I bought a charcoal grey gown so the material I chose for the hijab was silk charmeuse. It was the perfect color and perfect choice the the location and outfit! So I was really excited to get this done, of course with Vancouver, my sons first birthday and 1 week left till take off to Puerto Vallarta, I kinda waited till last minute to do my hijab and was left with a challenge, I had a crying and hyper toddler and crystal beads that wouldn’t stay put! But in the end all worked out well!




The crystal beads I used were called Crystazzi and they were heat set crystals.


silk charmeuse hijab


I bought the fabric in Manhattan, it was really pricey, but I needed it and so I bought it and it was worth it! I bought 1 yard and cut it in half lengthwise and sewed it together using a french seam widthwise. I serged/overlocked the edges.

Next step is adding on the crystals. For this I used an iron and my eyes and and eyes balled it.


finished product


This is what it looked like once done!


me wearing the hijab


I finally got to wear the hijab to my sister in laws wedding.


Tanned me


Finally, this is how I wore the silk charmeuse hijab. The hijab worked out really well with my gown. I will be post a picture of my gown up really soon!!!

Mas Salaama xx


My EID outfit, a bit late!

12 Oct

Assalaam Alaykum ladies,

How are you all doing? So just incase I didn’t mention before, I had a fabulous EID in Vancouver with my Abba(dad) and sister and family and friends! It was so amazing and the food was just so good too. My hubby and I decided to wear what we wore during our mendhi(henna) ceremonies in Vancouver when we got married. So this is what I wore and I loved it all over again. I love wearing bright colors but it only looks good when you wear it with Indian clothes. This is called a shalwaar kamese. The bottoms are called shalwaar and they are really comfortable, they are made with a lot of pleats. the tunic is called a kamese and it is not that comfy but what ever, it looks good. My aunts in Pakistan sent it, I sent them money and my measurements and told them what color I wanted and they did a great job in picking out the material and color! The only thing that I was upset about was that the darzee(seamstress, who are men), made the sleeves short!!! But I just wore an under shirt and it worked out well!

Mas Salaama