Saturday, April 23, 2011

Blast From the Past: Neapolitan Eid

The  Eid Neapolitan Dress.
This ice-cream inspired delight won my family and friends over. 
And people loved it. 
And I was very tired after this project. 
One Eid ago...

The Eid Neapolitan Feliz Dress today.
Since Zaynab's this dress, it has seen alot of wear yet no tear. I hope to keep it that way. On her first Eid debut, she played with some other children near an escaltor (they were not running) and rubbed mechnical grease into the pinafore of the dress. After the Eid Prayer, we made a bee line for the local Big Lots and brought Fast Orange Hand Cleaner. This stuff is designed to clean grease and motor oil and it cost only one dollar. 

Permatex 25113 Fast Pumice Lotion Hand Cleaner, Orange
Get's the job done with a lovely citrus fragance.

I was very skeptical about using it however I needed to get the grease out. 
After vigorious hand-washing, the ALL the grease was gone from her dress. 
I'm not kidding, ALL the grease, not a single smear or stain was left. 
Zaynab was able to wear her new dress to an Eid Party and Fast Orange became a favorite in my household.

More pictures of the dress:

Pretty bow. 

Cascading ruffles.

My favorite: knife pleats trimming the pinafore

Embroidery on the hem of the pinafore.

Now I want to create a dress similar to the Neapolitan Dress however I want sleeves. I could just do separate dress and pinafore yet I was thinking the attached pinafore is what makes the combination great. 
Like peanut butter & jelly or something. 
Also I like a good sewing challenge. 
Today I'm aiming to draft the pattern and pick out the fabric. 

Insha'allah I'll keep you posted on this project. 


  1. I remember when she wore that to the Eid, she was so cute. MashAllah

  2. @Samihah
    Shukran jazakallah. I want to make another dress like that one, but with sleeves. The first dress from the new pattern wont have trills because I want see how to make it. However the next one will have trills, insha'allah.

  3. Ya, it's a great dress! I look forward to seeing more work like this one G!

  4. @Boss Piranha

    Thank you, I'm looking forward to the dress myself.

  5. Masha'Allah that is gorgeous! I loved it before I saw the back... after, well, wow! :-)

  6. Salam sis. Subhan'Allah! I heart the ruffles!

  7. Ooooh...that is so cute! I'm glad you were able to clean it!


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