Hi, everyone! I can’t believe we are already approaching the end of January. This month I tried to cross stitch as much as possible to finish a matching apron but unfortunately, I’ve been reacting to nickel on the cross stitch needle. I’m allergic to nickel but I never thought to check my needles. While I wait for my gold-plated needles to be delivered, I’ve been cutting out patterns for various outfits. Usually, after I fix up a traditional outfit, if I have extra material I make a modern version or fitted version. Today, I’m sharing a White Hmong Longlin County outfit from the Yunnan Province in China as part of my Hmong Outfit Series.
:: White Hmong Longlin County ::
This outfit is quite rare and not as popular as the beaded outfits from other parts of Yunnan like Wenshan. Honestly, it took me a long time to find pieces in close to new condition. I actually had to throw away some that looked like rags and some pieces are going to my repurpose pile or given to my mom for her crafty endeavors.
This group decorates their shirts, sashes, headwraps, and aprons with qwj applique. Additionally, I’ve seen leg wraps with applique as well. Sadly, I have yet to secure my own.
I have two versions of headwrap for this outfit but I didn’t finish fixing both of them in time for the photoshoot…
:: White Skirts ::
They wear white pleated skirts. Again featuring my trusty white skirt made by Nancy’s mom. I have a lot of backups and this one actually needs to be repeated (and washed after all of my shoots).
Since it rained the day before the pond was cloudy and not as clear as it usually is. I can’t wait to go back to see cherry blossoms and wisteria.
Look at the details. Surprisingly this shirt fit me comfortably without alterations. Maybe it’s meant to be. My shirt in my post about White Hmong Guangxi was really tight in the arms so I was really limited in movement.
I had to make my sash/hlab by piecing random parts together that I had collected in case I couldn’t find an apron/sev. Luckily, I found this sev (well my wallet wasn’t lucky) and just had to add black fabric to the center so it matched my shirt.
:: Outfit Details ::
Jacket / Tsho
Apron / Sev
Sash / Hlab
:: Photography ::
Thank you for reading! If you noticed in my past couple of posts and even upcoming posts, I have a soft spot for applique. Next, I will feature my coveted Hmong Leng Luang Namtha outfit. Follow me on Instagram for sneak peeks and to see some of my current projects that I’m working on.