Hi, everyone! Today I’m showcasing an outfit that I made last year to wear during Hmong New Year. I was inspired by the White Hmong from the Ha Giang Province in Vietnam that I saw in this video. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to finish the headdress in time for Hmong New Year. I’ll probably finish it after my endless projects sometime this year.
:: White Hmong Ha Giang ::
They usually fold over the collar/lapels of the shirt, but their lapels were quite wide. So I opted to sew them down instead so that they would lay flat and flush against the shirt. I did alter the outfit so that it would be more flattering for my body so my outfit is based on theirs mixing traditional and modern aspects of their outfit together. On their arms, they have one wide stripe and a very thin cuff.
They used to wear one short wide apron about the length of their skirt. Present-day they changed and wear two wide aprons. Traditionally, the outfit would consist of the shirt, white skirt, apron, tw siv, red/pink and green sashes, and leg wrappings. However, with the addition of the second apron, they only wear one sash and no longer wear leg wrappings.
The traditional head wrap or phuam siv ceeb would be easy to make since it is just black fabric with siv ceeb wrapped on top.
One thing that stood out to me when I saw the outfit on the video was how they made the dab tsho. It’s wide and short like Hmong Leng dab tsho and different from White Hmong which is usually longer.
Miao Silver Hair Accessories
Hmong Vietnamese Ha Giang Outfit
Pink and Green Sashes ( Old I haven’t seen this fabric sold in years)
Crossroads by Nancy White Pleated Skirt ( 37 X17.5)
:: Photography ::
Thank you for reading! Next time I’ll try to post a tutorial or an update on some of my projects. I also ordered some Hmong clothes overseas so stay tuned for a little haul as well. I can’t wait to showcase more Hmong clothes and to finish all the outfits I have planned.