Saturday, October 23, 2010

Jilbab Workwear!

Now that I am so comfortable with abayat, I love to wear them to work:) They are so convenient and because I like to sew them usually in solid colours, all of my printed khumar go really well with them. Abayat are so simple to make and they are really very fast. On average, each abaya that I make takes from cutting the fabric to finishing the abaya itself about 2 hours. Further, sometimes I only have about 3 meters of fabric and for a small abaya, about 3.5 meters are needed at a minimum. So, if I don't have enough fabric to make the entire abaya from the fabric I have, I just do the sleeves in a different colour (or white as shown below) with the cuff matching the body of the abaya as a detail. I really like the ones I made and get a lot of comments on the style. It's great to make do with what you have, alhamdollilah!:)


  1. As salamu Alaikum Tania!
    Mashallah, I just found your blog and love these abayas that you have made!
    I have JUST started to sew, and inshallah hope to make nice abayas like yours!
    Looking forward to following your blog!!
    Nicole UmmKhalil

  2. Salam aleikum, do you sell this jilbabs?

  3. Walaykom salam and Ramadan kareem! No, I usually only sew them for myself due to time constraints and not enough muslimahs in my area who wear abayat. They are super-easy to sew and I just come up with the colour ideas on my own. Thanks for your comment:)