My wonderful husband, the great humble dad bought me and Big A matching Eid outfits. Although a very thoughtful surprise, my picky taste was baffled on what I should do for a hijab or head scarf. And my busy, 100 things in the oven self waited to the day before Eid to do anything about it. So off to JoAnns at 6pm the night before Eid to find some fabric. I like to dress up and look beautiful, I just don't like to shop and truth be told I don't have great taste in clothing. If it was left up to me, I would have left the store with Victorian Summer Lace fabric that would have made our outfits look rather frumpy and its well into Fall, almost Winter. However, Big A was able to find the perfect blue fabric to go with our dresses. Now that we had settled problem number 1, the second problem boldly sat in front of me. See, I had bought this new sewing machine back in May and had not opened the box. Not only did I not know how to use the new sewing machine, I am not really a seamstress and I pretty much taught myself how to sew on humble dad's German grandmother's old German Pfaff.
The Pfaff is in need of repair, it is very heavy and not portable. It doesn't allow for last minute kitchen table sewing as what was presently required. My new Singer sewing machine was about to be put to the test, and All Praises is due to God I was able to learn to use the machine, sew the lace on to the edge of our hijab and finish the other edges with my limited skills.
Thanks to East Essence and my Beloved Big A's fabulous fabric pick, we were able to look decent on Eid, Alhumdulilah.
Note: I am so happy and thankful, Alhumdulilah, that we were able to capture a beautiful glimpse of Fall before Hurricane Sandy came and blew many of the leaves away.
I do have two daughters and although she was not matching us, I can not leave her out of this Mother-daughter post. Dressing up on Eid is one of the best parts of the holiday and it's the Sunnah!
EID MUBARAK! ♥
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