For the past 12 years, Ayah and I, and the kids would have a theme for Raya. This year is no exception.
However, this year, in a way we're having an "accidental" theme. Well, at least two of them are.
Why "accidental"? Well, it just so happened that Mak had tempahed a coral peach/orangy baju kurung for both Hanna and myself for a function a couple of months back, and as we had only worn the bajus that one time, we decided that they'd be our baju raya, too. So, yours truly bought a similarly plain coloured material for Hasya and Hilman to tempah, NOT knowing that Mak had also bought a similarly coloured material for both Hasya and Hilman a month back for their baju raya!
So, I ended up having an extra 7.5 metres of coral peach material to spare, which in the end became the material for Ayah's baju melayu for this year.
So, theme #1 - "accidental" coral peach/orangy bajus.
With our first day baju raya out of the way, I went on to look for materials for our second day baju raya, and managed to get a cream/beige/yellow coloured materials for everybody - Ayah included. This is rather unusual, as Ayah would normally refuse to buat baju melayu as he has quite a number of collection of baju melayu in different colours and shades in his wardrobe already! And he normally does not have to worry about all the matching sampings for his baju melayu as Mak still keeps my Arwah FIL's collection of fine samping songket of different colours and shades - all very well-kept in her room, with her TLC.
So, theme #2 - cream/beige/yellow (and for us girls, with purple/violet flowers)
AND, not known to me, Mak also bought 2 more pieces of materials each for Hanna, Hasya and myself which she had also sent to the tailor (and I only knew about it when I sent the cream kain to the tailor!). One of the materials is pink. Nasib baik. No headaches there, as pink was one of the colours we chose last year, and Ayah and Hilman still can fit in their last year's pink baju melayu nicely. Phew...
So, theme #3 - "accidental" pink.
All kains for us girls were sent to the tailor about a month ago.
But, we only sent the cream/beige and coral peach kains for Ayah's and Hilman's bajus to Om*r A*i last Sunday. I supposed, with Arwah my FIL dulu, and now Ayah and Hilman, being his loyal customers, Abang M*n still accepted our tempahan. Nasib baik... And alang-alang dah ada kat Wisma Yakin tu, we also bought matching samping and songkok and butang baju melayu for Hilman that day.
And I've also tempahed a pair of baju kurung for Dar, my maid (and it just so happened that she chose a cream + purple material for herself, too!)
So, everything checked.
Errrr, not quite. Kasut raya, and smart casuals for the kids belum beli lagi meehh!
And we're also getting Dar another pair of baju kurung : ready-made, and kasut raya, too.
That would be another 2 shirts/blouses and 2 pairs of trousers/skirts for EACH kid, AND four pairs of kasut. Ni tak masuk lagi my own kasut(s) raya! Larat ke I nak menapak meredah the crowd to shop for all these?!!