May 1, 2015

Kitchen Talk #1 : Tailors and Tailor Made clothes

Kitchen Talk #1 .


Very 60's - 70's : "Who made your clothes?" This should be complimentary to the person addressed, and it should be taken as a compliment from a person who is keen to look as good as you.




However it really depends on how the conversation goes... However some people do not want to disclose where they had made their clothes and would not share tailor...

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Photos: My aunt made her own clohtes(right) Studio photo. Left : Empire waist line ( My beautiful tailor/seamstress, Angela Wong of Rajang Park, made some of these for me when I went to study in Kuala Lumpur, early 70;s. I am forever grateful to her and her great wisdom. Angela would always entertain other friends..This was her great genuine kindness...


A few words about the Empire Waist Line

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 Empire is a style in women's clothing in which the dress has a fitted bodice ending just below the bust, giving a high-waisted appearance, and a gathered skirt which is long and loosely fitting but skims the body rather than being supported by voluminous petticoats. The outline is especially flattering to pear shapes wishing to disguise the stomach area or emphasize the bust. The shape of the dress also helps to lengthen the body's appearance.

The Empire waist line has come back to high fastion.





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