KUALA NERUS: Since 2015, tailor Sabariah Abdul Manaf from Teluk Ketapang here, has been kept busy throughout the month of August to meet customers’ orders for specially-designed Jalur Gemilang outfits. Sabariah said she first created a Jalur Gemilang gown for her niece who was then a primary school pupil. “After she flaunted the gown in a best-dressed competition, many people became interested and orders for customised Jalur Gemilang outfits started coming in from neighbours and school teachers to be worn during the National Day month celebration. “The tailoring charges for dresses, traditional Malay clothes and children’s long gowns are usually between RM30 and RM40 a piece, depending on the size and pattern,” she told Bernama today. Sabariah, who has been sewing for the past 30 years, said she would get overly excited every time a request to design clothes made out from the Jalur Gemilang comes in, as the flag symbolises the spirit of patriotism, unity and love for the nation.
Since 2015, tailor Sabariah Abdul Manaf from Teluk Ketapang here, has been kept busy throughout the month of August to meet customers’ orders for specially-designed Jalur Gemilang outfits. Photo credi: Bernama
“I feel so proud when my customers win in the competitions or my specially-tailored clothes draw compliments from the leaders present at the national day function in their schools,” she said. Asked on challenges in sewing clothes from the flag, Sabariah said due to the slippery material she had to be extra careful when stitching to prevent wrinkling. Sabariah said she had to turn down orders received after mid August to enable her to complete all the orders on time, adding that she could sew four dresses or five long gowns a day. “Alhamdulillah, the Jalur Gemilang has also become a source of livelihood for me and hopefully Malaysians will continue displaying their love and pride for the country wearing the colourful tailored outfits,” she said.
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