I'm excited, I'm off to the tailor to get a dress made! At least that's the plan. My Chinese friend Amy and I are heading down to Erqi square where they sell loads of different fabrics and they have tailors to make outfits for you. Theran went a few weeks ago and had 4 suits made! I just want a pretty, traditional style Chinese dress. I'm a bit nervous because I won't know if it suits me until it's all made. And by then it's a bit late. I was flipping through their magazines that showed the various dresses, and they all looked so lovely on the models. But that's always the case, isn't it. My hips are slightly wider than the average Chinese girl.... guess I just have to hope it looks okay on me. Eeek! So cool and exciting! Poor Amy though, she probably doesn't realise what she's gotten herself into - taking the most indecisive person shopping! Thank god she's so patient!
Back from the tailors, and it went pretty well. I didn't take hours to choose a material, so that's a plus. I ended up choosing a sleeveless dress and a pant/top combo. I have no idea how they'll look. Sneef has got me all worried now - maybe I'm too curvy for a traditional Chinese dress! The seamstress said it would be difficult to make a dress for me because she had to take so many different measurements. More boobs and bum than she's used to, I guess! She commented to Amy about how Western girls always have bigger hips. Sigh.... I definitely fit the mold on that one. Anyway, it should all be ready in 10 days. Fingers crossed!