13 June 2012

DIY - Turquoise Panel Abaya

If you follow me on instagram you will know a couple days ago I started working on a new abaya at home:

I had an abaya I ordered online sitting in my cupboard for a couple of years. I never wore because it was a bit old fashioned so I decided to jazz it up with a little bit of an update. Panels and coloured splits have been the current trend for a while now, so I thought I would add one in with some material I had laying around.

The original abaya was pretty but boring. I cut up the middle of the abaya, pleated some awesome zebra rose printed turquoise netted material and sewed to ether side of the cut I made. The netting was really appropriate for this abaya because it drapes well and flows nicely when moving. 

I ended up cutting the sleeve design off after I took these photos because it was a little "too much" with everything going on in the front. I also made them slightly shorter because I prefer sleeves I can push up to just below my elbow. 

The whole thing took less than two quick hours (with many breaks in between) and was pretty easy to do. 

Finally done...

Check back this weekend for an Outfit of the Day post featuring the finished abaya!

What do you think of my rehashed abaya? Do ya likey?


  1. Wow it`s beautiful!
    Such a good idea.

    XO Arezu

  2. like it very much..very outstanding!!!!!!!!!

  3. such a great idea, but would it be possible for more detail for those of us who are complete novices at sewing? u make it look so easy, but i can guarantee if i sit down to do this it would take a lot longer, and would defo not look as good as yours.

  4. wow! machaallah it looks amazing!

  5. Beautiful Mash'Allah..love the idea cant wait to see the outfit of the day post

  6. stunning! tbh when i first read it i did not think it would look like that at all!

  7. I so love this sis you are so creative

  8. Wowza! Masha'Allah, I love it!

  9. Woah it looks great! Very creative how you found a solution for the oldfashioned one.
    I started following you on instagram :)


  10. it's gorgeous! I would totally wear it.

  11. It's beautiful, wow, mashallah! I love it!

  12. dam girl you are creative mashallah...
    was wondering if were thinking of/have heard of boutique al khalejeeia..if u can do a review on their products..they seem really amazing and quite popular at the moment..anyway just food for thought!. Thanks for sharing your beautiful abaya with us.

  13. I absolutely love it!! amazing job, let me know if u wanna sell it anytime soon LOL...plus blue is just my ultimate favourite!!! mwah

  14. Looovely blog:X so nice!
    Would you like to follow each other blog?


  15. Pretty neat ;) I would like to do that to my abaya, just that I'm not that good with sewing

  16. Asalamu alaikum!

    I just wanted to let you know that this post was featured on my blog post: "10+ ways to customise your Abaya!" {http://muslimahsmusings.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/10-ways-to-customise-your-abaya.html}
    Take care :)