Contemporary is universal, thanks to globalisation and the world wide web. Traditional, on the other hand, is cultural and regional.
Where the author resides, traditional styles vary greatly with a nod to the multi-cultural society of Malaysia. The author seeks local flavours when shopping for supplies and apply them in sewing projects, in hopes to achieve that balance of contemporary and traditional.
Although, local traditional fabrics can be tricky to use. Perhaps with the exception of cotton batiks, they are usually used to make specific and intricate pieces of traditional garments. The author therefore hopes to experience and experiment more with materials that have that traditional flavour and yet versatile, to find ways to incorporate them into simple projects, to turn them into contemporary pieces of garments, decors and accessories.
The Sew, Jahit website shares the author's sewing journey with like-minded readers. It features simple projects that use various fabrics and materials sourced locally and internationally.
From projects to shopping for fabrics and materials, to the things the author learned from and about the hobby, there really isn't a limit to its possibilities. One thing's for sure - this website marks the beginning of the author's commitment to keep in touch with the hobby she loves.
Join the author in her journey.