Wednesday, March 25, 2009

i took these abayaat pics off of a UAE women's forum: DUBAI DESIGNER ABAYAS

I really do love this one, and following this image is how I found this UAE woman's forum forum.uaewomen.net/showthread.php?t=394780 . The abaya costs $204.00 USd after one does the the conversion from UAE dirhams.
I admit, I totally forgot to look up the price on this one, but gold embroidery is such a Gulf classic.
Plaid twist. Lindsay, when we get our hands on cheap plain black abayas I am making you this one, and puting Arabic eyemake-up on you:D. This one costs $136.00 USD.
Chain and beads. Sooooooooo easy to sew yourself girls. From this label it'll cost you $136.00 USD (Sakeenah that's what you could be charging for what you made for Ange:D sweet girl you are, alhamdulilah for all of us).
Barbie girl abaya. I am totally going to make this abaya. It is sooo easy. Just sew on some ribbon. But to have someone else make it in Dubai it'll cost you $217.00 USD.
Sparkle abaya. Me like LOL. I can see Aalia wearing this for some special occasion, like a non-muslim wedding. Costs too much though:D $409.00 USD!
Purple crochet flowers. This is fun. Reminds me of something at my grandmas house too and that could be scary as well as fun:D for $204 USD.
Crazy cameo sleeve. I do like, but want an imageless cameo for Islamic reasons:D This one costs $204.00 USD.
Blizzard abaya with fur trim (Ange would not be happy) for $258.00 USD.
Vintage abaya for $408 USD. Ughhh, I could totally sew this for sixty bucks. Cream lace over sleeves. Cheaps pre-embroidered flowers. Pearl beads. Done.
French rosette and a white stitching. I like this one. For $176.00 USD. I could definately make this. Buy the ribbon, make the rossette, bead a big white stone on top, and then embroider a normal sewing stich up the side of the abaya with white embroidery thread only knot from the inside, unlike when you are doing a simple stitch when hand sewing.

Amna beads abaya for $259.00 USD (you could TOTALLY make this at home and the reason this one costs so much is the beading is all handwork). I know Sakeenah over at Abaya Chic made Ange from ﷲӇҿɡɑɓ~Ṙҿɧɑɓﷲ a similar one and it was sooooooooo pretty!!!!!
Champagne silk a bead buttonaires abaya for $240.00 USD (I am estimating the convered from dirhams).

Victorian blossom abaya for $217.99 USD---that's 800 UAE dollars. I like this abaya. Again, I'd be sure to get a flower brooch instead of one with a woman's face on it to complate the look cuz that'd be more Islamic to me.
Pink keffiyah fabric abaya with crochet flowers for $203.00 USD (roughly---I am estimating the exchange in my head). K, so everybody who knows me I already did this, I cut up one of my man's keffiyahs and then sewed squares of it on the sleeves with a very basics stitch. To make this style at home you ladies can go to a craft to like Michaels and buy iron on patches and iron them over the keffiyah, and viola, you've made you own "Dubai designer girlie abaya" for under 70 bucks (that's including the plain black abaya you got of of ebay or from Sunnahstyle.com:D).

21 comments:

Aisha said...

they need to go back to classic black.. these are all so ugly, they make abaya look bad

Majda said...

Good Gawd. I need that Victorian one. <3<3<3

Pixie said...

Aisha: I love the first one. It's fun. Classic blacks well classic. It's always good. But fun can be good too.

Pixie said...

Majda: lol and would you wear it in Saudi:p

Habibti said...

how do you sewwwwwwww i want to learn

washi said...

Hey Pixie, I never thought of wearing crochet flowers on my abayas...better check my yarn stash when I get home...

Pixie said...

Habibti: I will post simple stitch tutuorial. i taught myself. At first you suck cuz you make alot of knots with the thread but you get better quickly. I sewed two cutrains out of sari and by the second curtain I was very good at handsewing. First one sucked though:D I've had to re-stitch it. I'll show how to handbead.

washi: LOL you are soooooo talented.

Aalia said...

Asalaamu `alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakato!!

Bismillah--

I like some of these sleeves -- def. my style!!

luv u <3

fuzzy said...

Salaam sis, mashaAllah, most of these are stunning. From your posts i gather you're the creative type... So lucky i wish i was good at that kind of stuff. But to be honest this post is tempting me to at least try. I think I'll give it a go... Maybe sew on a simple lace for starters... Thanks for a great post and for the inspiration. :)

Majda said...

@ Pixie: Of course! I hope it's considered modest enough though.

Pixie said...

Aalia: Wa alaikom e salaam ramatullah wa barakto!!!!! InshaAllah we will go shopping together again in the near future and you can show me all your crazy finds:D

Pixie said...

Aalia: of course I love you too.

Pixie said...

Majda: What part of Saudi is your man from? Apparently I'm all good to wear a plain black shoulder abaya and boushiya in my habibi's opinion, but I want to wear an overhead, and make that glam, and yet, I want to wear a string niqab. I am not comfortable with covering my eyes. My h says not decoration in his part of Saudi, but Jeddah is always easier.

Majda said...

He's from Jeddah but he said if I like living there then he'd like to move to Madinah and kinda hinted that he'd like to live in Ha'il.

Majda said...

lol thanks for the tip. ;)

He likes Hawaii's weather a lot. I heard that like south Saudi is really tropical-ish, right?

(I love how we've totally switched topics)

Majda said...

I love the weather here but it can feel sorta surreal because there are no real seasons. Just in the winter time it's a bit rainier and in the summer it's a bit dryer. So it's pretty much the same all year, every year.

Najm-us-Sahar said...

Hi Pixie,

Good to see that you started this new blog. However i am missing that "beautifulmuslimah" cuz it was almost my daily routine in the morning before starting work........still i am in phase of making habbit to check ilovehishma instead of beautifulmuslima........

anyways....... different collection but i like the first and the second one. I love gold on black. looking so beautiful MashaAllah.......

GOD bless you........

Melissa said...

Some of those are sooo beautiful. I really like that one with the plaid, and I love lace. The one with the colorful beads at the sleeve ends is nice too.
I'd love to know how to make an abaya, but, I'm still practicing on basic sewing to get better.

Bubbles said...

Oh Gosh I want THEM...Mash'allah they look gorgeous.. Im lemming the one with the french rosette. So gorgeous i can see myself walking into class and holding my pen and ooooooh...

Bubbles said...

And ofcourse thanks posting these sister!

Sakeenah said...

omg my name is in ur post!
these abayas are so cute i love a little extra colour :)