Travel Fashion: Silk + Chiffon custom made dress

It all started when I went to Bangalore last February when I saw the market of textiles and a lot of Raymond tailoring shops. Yeah Raymond – it’s for men. But then when you see tailor shops you see immediately dresses 🙂

Until I finally landed in Deira here in Dubai, the land of textiles!

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Silk and Chiffon

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Yeah, first time!

While I’m in the middle of my excitement of  selecting silks and chiffon, next thing on my mind is where’s the tailor? I have a favorite tailor in Karama, but then I asked anyway, and Voila! 

I start sketching (I don’t really consider it as a sketch hehe – but anyway moving on) it’s how we communicate since the tailor barely speaks in english.

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Dress 1 – 2 – 3 🙂

For Silk and Chiffon, they sell 5.5meters with a price of 50AED.

With 5.5meters, you can do roughly 2 dresses. That is, if the design of your material is plain, but if it has a certain design, it will cover only 1 long dress + 1 top. (max) otherwise, you can do a scarf 🙂

Let’s start!

Dress no. 1

Dress of Blue green & yellow Silk with Fleur-de-lis logo

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Silk used in Dress no. 1
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Dress no. 1

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Dress no. 2

Asymmetrical bottom dress of Pink & Black Silk with Geometric print

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Dress no. 2

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Dress no. 3

Floral + geometric Chiffon dress

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Dress no. 3

After seeing these 3 dresses, I went back to the shop to buy for more (yeah forget about DVF wrap around dresses) – You can create everything you want anyway!

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My Second time buying silk & chiffon

This time, found my new best friend! 🙂

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Meet the Silk-Chiffon master

By the time he saw me again, he gave me 2.5meters of chiffon – the print I honestly don’t really like. (I even refuse to accept it – #rude)

But when I ask the tailor to do another dress for me, turned out to be a VERY, VERY beautiful one! 


Dress no. 4

“The Free” Chiffon dress

(course I paid the tailor and I told him what type of dress :P)

But the pattern on how the tailor put it into one beautiful dress is very impressive!

(Good bye ZARA!)

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Dress no. 4

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From the remaining silk of Dress no. 1,

I asked the tailor to do a Top. This time, he added a different print on sleeves.

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Fleur-de-lis silk top with different print on sleeves

Same with the remaining silk of Dress no.2,

I managed to do another mini dress from it.

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Mini dress from remaining pieces of Dress no. 2

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Lastly, for now – My Kimono! Of course with Silk 🙂

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Print for Kimono
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Kimono

Don’t you just like wearing pieces that you know – you’re the only one wearing it?

Naks! lakas maka celebrity. (oh! but celebrities are wearing almost the same pieces right? that’s why #whoworeitbetter has been invented.)

5.5 meters of silk/chiffon for 50AED, I don’t know if they can even give lower than that price (for sure). Plus, the final product will be available in 3-4 days. It’s not so bad noh?

I love it so much! So… More to come!

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