Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Neira's Style Tip

Many of you loved the style tip given by reader Neira, which was to use basic long sleeve tops to make underscarves. This is a great way to recycle old t-shirts; and only using the upper part of the top is ideal for minimising layering underneath tunics which only need more arm coverage. So Neira's made a quick tutorial to show you exactly how to do it:

30 comments:

india_mania said...

awesome !! but my mom would never let me cut a top u know XD
but thats really cooL !

Anonymous said...

Fantastic! I am definately going to do that with some of my primark tops! Jazakallah for posting this.

Mona said...

Great Idea!

Anonymous said...

thank you so much Neira! love it, love it! what a wonderful way to make use of a long-sleeved top.. so much less bulkier than wearing the full top and free matching headband to go! jazakallahu khairan... look forward to further fantastic tutorials..
And thanks to you Jana, too..
By the way, I am so interested in your blog that I have been reading your archive too and guess what? I am so proud to know that you are at IC too! I graduated from there back in 95.. In case you're wondering how I know.. it's that scanned page from the college rag FELIX!! I used to contribute to it regularly..brought back a lot of fond memories.

Anonymous said...

That is so smart!! Masha'allah...i would never have thought of that. Im def gonna try it, thanks for sharing x

Meriem said...

It was brilliant...I have to admit that when I read the piece you wrote i didn't fully understand what you meant about making the different parts from the t-shirt....
Thank you soo much sister for the excellent idea...
Masha'allah for your creativity..and btw your little boy is absolutely adorable.
;)

Anonymous said...

MashaAllah sooo creative =]

somi said...

this is FANTASTIC! it makes so much more sense as a video, thank you for that!

and just in time, too. in adelaide the weekend weather is going to be 40+ degrees :)

craftytassy said...

Oh this is absolutely fantastic! It is really kind of her to do this, and wow, I am really impresed and definitely will give this a go. Will head to primark as soon as I can!lol.

Anonymous said...

that was great! jazakAllah sister:)
very neat work.

Hadia said...

Great! Thanks Neira for teaching us.. :)

ummz6 said...

Wow! So creative! I love it! Thanks for this tutorial.

nihad said...

Thanx Neira for the tutorial. it was very good for a first attempt. the music matched the speed of ur scissors LOL!! but maybe next time we will have slow music

Tina said...

Neira,
girl you are so cute!
I love the creative idea.
Never underestimate a muslimahs creativity.

zaaba said...

hi neira... thanks for the tip! pls do your hijab next. its so nice and effortless... thanks!

*zylia*

InspirerPost said...

Wow... interesting! Thanks, Neira and Jana!

Anonymous said...

Maashaallah. this is excellent. I initially thought it would involve sewing, but no, it's so simple. Barakallahfeeki Sister Neira

Anonymous said...

assalyamu aleikum!!! thanks! really it's great way to recycle old t-shirts. mashaAllah!!!

tealovecoffee said...

that's brilliant! :D

Anonymous said...

Salam

lovely idea!
I always wanted bolero coordonate to band so now I know what to do!

thanks again Neira!

eyes serene said...

Assalamu alaikom,
Thank you for sharing this with us. It's simple once you think of it but I never thought of it! :D Without sewing the edges, how many washes do the underscarf and sleeves last before they start to come apart? (Just curious.)

Saf said...

Love it, love it, love it.....That was brilliant. Such a great idea to recycle old tops. I'm forever stuck in finding the right bolero to wear over my short sleeves and it ends up killing the whole outfit...... thanks a million xx

Sameera said...

Thanks so much. Your ideas are fantastic and they look really easy to do too :)

Leila said...

Thank you Neira, now I can even make a bolero and bead it for dressier occasions like my graduation this year (inshallah)- if I get any free time!

Rayyaan'x said...

hi..ijst found this website nd ur video was the first thing i saw...
IT IS SOO CLEVER..im 14 nd really fuss ma mumz gettin fed up of me askin her to buy me the same colourz coz im in to all the swaggaa (colour co-ordination):D
good videoo nd great ideaa im gna get makin them now lool
thankzz xx

Mina (afghan) said...

Salam Neira. I have a weird question for you: are you the same Neira who lived in Gothenburg many years ago and then moved back to bosnia? If it is I think we were in the same class in 5th and 6th grade (be both changed school at the same time, from Sjumilaskolan to Bräckeskolan). I met your two younger sisters. My name is Mina and I ALWAYS wore a white hijab.
If it is you: WOOOOOW! Subhanallah! If it isn't you: mashallah you have a great sense of style and you are beautiful.
I hope you read this.
Hejdå :)
/Mina

Neira said...

Salam Mina
unfortunatelly, not the same Neira
i've never lived in GBG although my sister lives there now (only have one sister), sorry I'm not you old friend :(
however thanks a lot for your sweet words about my style dear sister :)

NiDa said...

LOL - That's the Bosnian way to do it ;)! MashaAllah, love it!

Great way to compromise, though I like the almira tube style underscarfs better. I've got so many almira hijabs I don't wear anymore, got any tips for those?
- Nida

SLiver of Jade said...

Thank you very much for the tip, I love long-sleeved t-shirts but hate the added warmth and bulk. I will have to do this once warmer weather hits us.
~An American kafir who wandered over in search of tips for dressing modestly and wearing headscarves.

hispanic muslimah said...

Thanks for the video tutorial Neira!

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