That sunny Saturday, my mum took me on a fabric hunting trip. We went to a local market, straight to their textile section – where you could find alleys full of textile shops.
The market was busy, I was fasting and already tired from the traffic that we faced coming to the market. I did not have high hopes in finding anything, I was in no rush of finding anything, so I was not fully excited.
We went to the first shop, and while I have no textile knowledge, mum seems to know best. I’ve told her the ideas that I got, and she could translate it to a certain type of fabric. She was busy talking to the shopkeeper about it, while I was just browsing around, looking for the color.
No luck on shop number one.
On to shop number two, three, and four… I was super tired already and still did not find anything.
I was ready to tell her “let’s go home and go back another day“. But she insisted to take a look to a couple more shops, because we’ve came a long way to be there.
Then, as I entered shop number five, I saw it.
The color. The pattern.
I walked closer to the stacks of textile to touch it, and that very moment I knew.
I have found the fabric for my engagement party kebaya :).