Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Now as I have to wear kebaya (and that means also the jarik) to work every month on 15, that would be inconvenience. So I have done some experiments sewing jarik into skirt.
This is my first jarik skirt for work I wore last month.
First of all, what you need, and sorry I didn't take the picture of the materials:
- a piece of jarik
- elastic (2 cm width, your waist line length)
- scissors, sewing machine, measuring tape, straight needles.
Fold your jarik in two. Cut a curve of quarter circle at the folded corner. You can see the measuring tape, there is your skirt length. Do't forget to add 1/2 inch for sewing space. Let's call this part 'side A' and the perpendicular side to it where we cut the curve is the 'side B'. The curve will make your skirt's waist. Because I am going to put elastic here, it should be the hips line. The radius of the circle is = jarik width - skirt length.
That usually will leave less then skirt length at side B, that's fine. For you with larger hips, keep the skirt length at side A, and sacrifice few inches at side B.
I cut 4 cm of the edge line for the waist band (I marked it with the scissors).
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Monday, December 22, 2014
Yoga doesn’t care what your hair looks like.
Yoga doesn’t care if you wear Lululemon or Spiritual Gangster.
Yoga doesn’t care if you are vegetarian, if you eat meat or know what Kombucha is.
Yoga doesn’t care when the last time you practiced was—yesterday, six months ago, never.
Yoga doesn’t care what kind of mat you have, brand new or eating away at itself.
Yoga doesn’t care what color your skin is or what gender you choose to love.
Yoga doesn’t care if you wear mala beads.
Yoga doesn’t care how much money you have or what car you drive.
Yoga doesn’t care if you fart during practice.
Yoga doesn’t care if you drink super food smoothies or coconut water.
Yoga doesn’t care if you can put your leg behind your head, or lick your own ass.
Yoga doesn’t care if you know what Ujjayi breath is.
Yoga doesn’t care if you have a man bun.
Yoga doesn’t care if you juice or cleanse.
Yoga doesn’t care if you complete a 30 day challenge.
Yoga doesn’t care if you shop at whole foods.
Yoga doesn’t care if you remember to shave your armpits.
#Yoga is just #happy you show up.
Friday, December 5, 2014
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Setiap tiga bulan, di sekolah Aik ada acara pentas puncak tema. Semua anak dari kelas kelompok bermain (playgroup) dan kelompok belajar (taman kanak-kanak) ikut ambil bagian tanpa kecuali. Puncak tema kali ini, setiap kelas menampilkan gerak dan lagu. Sebenarnya lebih tepat disebut bergerak mengikuti lagu. Menari dengan iringan lagu anak-anak.Tahun lalu, Dek Aik masih belum mau ikut menari. Naik ke panggung harus dituntun, di atas panggung pun duduk, minggir di pojokan. Kali ini pun awalnya dia terlihat malu. Ketika duduk menunggu giliran, dia terus-terusan menutup muka. Namun akhirnya dia maju sendiri ketika tiba giliran kelasnya beraksi di panggung. Dan setelah itu sikap malu-malunya lenyap tak bersisa....
Bagaimana pun, buat aku ini istimewa. Mengingat bagaimana sulitnya dia merasa nyaman di tengah kerumunan. Apalagi jadi perhatian. Ada teman Aik yang sama sekali tidak mau ikut menari, bahkan menangis dan nyungsep aja di pangkuan ibunya....
Well done, Dear. Mami love you