PC has been in my womb for 28 weeks now, Alhamdulillah =) And so far so good.
On Sunday, Mum, Nasha and I went to Jakel to shop for some fabric. I decided to tailor-make my confinement wear. The usual confinement wear for Malay ladies is kain batik, a top and a cardigan. Oh yes, socks. The socks has to be on all the time (except when in the washroom, or shower). The main objective is to keep warm.
It was quite troublesome going around in a kain batik because I am not used to wearing one. Plus I think kain batik + top + cardigan + socks is a shabby-look! No-go.
Hence the decision to tailor-make my confinement wear. It’ll be:
- straight cut, with buttons at the front (easy to unbutton and breast feed Insha Allah)
- long-sleeved (longer than ¾, shorter than full) – eliminating the need to wear a cardigan
- long till about the ankle
- using English cotton fabric
This way, I get to abide by the confinement wear requirement (keep warm) and still look presentable! Will use one of my mum’s nightwear which is of similar design as a sample for the tailor. Hope the dresses turn out as I imagined them, and will post pics once they’re ready.
Tired sister, after shopping for fabric on a hot Sunday afternoon.