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Ratu Busana – Pasar Sunan Giri (part 3)


31 August 2016. I would be one of the bridesmaids for Eta’s wedding day. Thus, I came to Ratu Busana – Pasar Sunan Giri, Rawamangun in order to turn the fabric from Eta into a wiron skirt. Other bridesmaids (Fika, Dea, Rani, Mba Hana, Manda, Ndai) and I (my gang in the office –> Princess Jombs gang wkwk) agreed to wear a black top and grey veil also on the day 🙂

Ratu Busana promised me to finish it in a week yippieeee~ It costed me 175K, I gave them 50K for a down payment, and will pay the rest (125K) next week.

1 week later……….. I visited Ratu Busana once more. When Mbaknya gave me my wiron skirt, I believe my reaction to it is just like………….. Meh. I. Don’t. Like. It. *shocked* On the other hand, I have to do the fitting things, and it turned out that the skirt fits me perfectly in a matter of size, but I don’t like the style at all hiks~

I paid 125K to them, went home by Uber, got my room, and felt so miserable. I looked to my skirt once again, and felt more awful. Y they had to make it into a pencil skirt (I don’t ask for it!), because it resulted a big-horrific-black triangle on front-side 😦

Therefore, I turned on tv, and watched CSI, so that I will forget my sadness quickly. After a couple of CSI episodes, I texted Yolan and Seba, tell em ’bout my problem. But, their reaction really surprised me, they said my skirt looks good 😀 OK, I’m a bit happy currently yay!

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*what a coincidence! my skirt matched my bed sheet!* the tumpal yielded a big-horrific-black triangle on front-side | back-side *is it good? I still can’t believe haha*

17 September 2016. The day!!!! Early morning, I woke up, salat subh, took a shower, had breakfast, wore my soft contact lenses, and put on the make up. Then, I wore my failed skirt, black top, grey veil, black wedges, and the last but not the least I grabbed my black clutch also. We took a lot of photos while waited for Fika to pick us up from the hotel to the venue *I will enclose those photos in my next post 😉

Oyaa apparently, a friend of mine also turned her fabric from Eta into a wiron skirt. Buuut, the tailor didn’t make it into a pencil skirt. I really envy her when I looked her skirt in the closet. But, after we all wore our monochrome uniforms, the truth revealed –> my wiron skirt looked like a perfect wiron skirt, on the contrary it seemed like it’s unclear whether it is a wiron skirt or not for my friend’s hmmmm.


Dea, Rani, Mba Hana, Manda, Sabi, Ndai @ Chara Hotel, Bandung. A friend of mine in her wiron skirt (Manda) stood right next to me, but I think such photo don’t show the difference between both of skirt crystally.


Shelly and Sabi. Can you see my skirt well in this photo?

Dasar emang Sabi sotoy maksimal haha. A life lesson I can take away from this experience : just believe in the tailors of Ratu Busana, insyaAllah they know the best for your desire ❤

I wish for the other members of Princess Jombs gang to follow Eta immediately. Kiss kiss!

Ratu Busana – Pasar Sunan Giri (part 2)


Continuing story of Pasar Sunan Giri part 1…..

For the wedding of Yolan and Uda Usmar, the bridesmaids were going to wear red colored top (I don’t know the name of such kind of fabric, bahannya agak mengkilap) dan bawahan songket. Both of them arrived safe and sound in early September. Whereas, the wedding would be held in the middle of October 2015. Thus, I hastily put them in ‘Ratu Busana‘ shortly after that.

I wanted to transform them into a long sleeve peplum top (tanpa furing) with the ribbon waistband and a half-finished skirt, I mean bawahannya nanti still looks like a saroong, but I don’t have to struggle to put it on me without any assitance from my mom yeaay~ They costed me IDR 370K. Just like my previous experience, after the tailor finished doing body measurements of me, I paid DP of 50% to confirm my order, and ‘Ratu Busana’ promised me that they would finish it in the next 2 weeks.

2 weeks later….. I visited ‘Ratu Busana’ again. On that day, my songket has already been done. Despite the fact that it’s a bit different to what I told to the tailor 2 weeks ago. Nevertheless, I did not complain about it, because the result is pretty good! (untung nya yaa saya orangnya tidak ribet dan tidak banyak mau haha). So, I can directly take it home, Alhamdulillah~

Buuut, it is so obvious that there will always be a problem in your life. Well, my current problem is the red colored fabric was separated from the songket naaaah. Consequently, I had to wait mba di ‘Ratu Busana’ looked for the fabric for a very long time………………….

Then, after all this time *lebe*, the fabric was found, buuuut bentuknya masih sama seperti ketika saya serahkan 2 minggu yang lalu. Hmmm, *inhale exhale* I mean they haven’t transform it into a peplum top syalalala~ *speechless*. *take a deep breath* I don’t feel dizzy because of it though. Thankfully, I am not a procrastinator, Alhamdulillah 😀 I’m just…….. very surprised by the fact hehe. Well hey, don’t complain about your problems, there is still much to be thankful for. Thank God for problems you don’t have 🙂

As a result, mba di ‘Ratu Busana’ turned really really helpful afterwards muahaha. She phoned me everyday, told me about the progress of my peplum top. Alhamdulillah di saat lagi jomblo, ada yang nelfonin tiap hari gini *loh*.

3 days later……. On Tuesday afternoon, my peplum top has already finished kyaaaa~ See? So many good things are coming down, just dont stop walking, because someday, everything will make perfect sense. Also, don’t forget to be grateful. Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have.


Voila! What do you think?

I would probably say that I am very very happy with the result. In my opinion, it is nice, and my friends think so. If you wonder about whether saya kapok atau tidak menjahit di sana lagi? Clearly, the answer is no! It may seem that I suggest you: kalau kalian mau menjahitkan kain yang kalian punya di Ratu Busana-Sunan Giri datanglah dari jauh-jauh hari, don’t be a procrastinator! 😉


Ratu Busana – Pasar Sunan Giri (part 1)


In 2015, 2 of my college best friends were getting married. They are Yolan and Lia. I was chosen as one of their bridesmaids, along with Seba and Chita. Hopefully, the three of us will soon be getting married as Yolan and Lia did, aamiin.

Lia’s wedding held on November 2015, while Yolan’s took place on October 2015. However, brokat and furing from Lia came first (in early August). Definitely, I won’t discuss about the fabric thingy in further details, because I am not an expert in this field. Nah kan gimana mau nikah?? It would be much better, if we have profound discussion about rocks *the real geologist is here* *pencitraan* 😉

Jadi ngelantur kemana-kemana gini ngomongnya. Bon, I’ll get straight to the point, this is the beautiful package from Lia, yang dikirim jauh-jauh dari Jogjakarta.


couldn’t be sweeter than this :3

I spent hours a day Googling, I looked for some ideas for what to do with these kinds of fabrics……. Then, I decided to turn them into a maxi dress. I thought that light pink gown will make you feel like a princess. Finallyyy got to realize my childhood dream of being a princess (just as every little girl’s dream) kyaaa~ thank you Lia ❤


I imagine myself in such dress. Source:

To have my dream dress come true, I need to buy another type of fabric to be utilized as the flared skirt, which will be attached to the bodice of the dress. I tried to ask many people the same question, and finally I got the answer: I have to buy satin for my desired skirt. As a result, I went to Toko Fancy in Pasar Mayestik with a friend of mine (Eta). It is a highly recommended place if you are looking for good and affordable fabrics. I thought it was serendipity that I came in super-sale time, and I bought 3 meters of pastel pink satin in Toko Fancy (IDR 35K / meter) Alhamdulillah~

Next, I looked for a good kebaya makers around Kuningan-Gambir, and people suggested me to go to Pasar Sunan Giri, a place where I can make a great kebaya and it won’t cost much.

The calendar may say it was the middle of August 2015, I headed to Pasar Sunan Giri with Eta (thank you so much Taaaa!). We visited a bunch of stores there, in order to compare prices from all of them. Eventually, I picked ‘Ratu Busana‘, because they offered me the lowest price untuk model dress yang saya inginkan. Moreover, I respected ‘Ratu Busana’ because they gave some advices to me, but still fit in with my desire. Ada toko lain yang bilang “jangan dibikin dress, soalnya bla bla bla~” lah yang mau pakai bajunya kan saya, kenapa jadi dia yang ngatur? Bhaaay~

The dress costed me IDR 350K. Since I thought I am slim enough, thus I did not put corset in it, saya hanya ingin menggunakan baju manset biasa nantinya. So that, I don’t have to worry to not capable of eating much on Lia’s wedding day *loh* 😀 Then, saya juga tidak memodifikasi brokatnya (digunting-gunting pola bunga-bunga brokat nya kemudian dijahit membentuk pola tertentu pada kain tule / tile kosong). Are you confused? So am I~

After the tailor finished doing body measurements of me, I paid DP of 50% to confirm my order. ‘Ratu Busana’ promised me that they would finish it in the next 2 weeks.

2 weeks later….. I visited ‘Ratu Busana’ again, unfortunately I had to face the truth that my dress had not finished yet. It was already looked like an amazing princess dress, buuut without buttons and the lowest part of the dress had not been sewn. Hmmm aku sih oke~ secaraaa Lia’s wedding will be held in the next 3 months hihi, I still have a lot of time yippieee! Buuut, I was completely confused at the moment, because it’s a  totally different  from what I want, I mean ini modelnya tidak sama dengan yang saya gambarkan ke penjahitnya 2 weeks ago~~ However, I did not complain at all, because I really love my dress!!!

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@ fitting room – Ratu Busana. This is my lovely gown for Lia’s wedding, without the ribbon waistband. What do you think? ❤

Mba di ‘Ratu Busana’, who helped me at my dress fitting, told me that I can take my dress home by tomorrow. Buuut, it would be tiring me if I had to bolak-balik Kuningan-Rawamangun almost everyday huhu, therefore I decided to take it home 2 weeks later yeaaay!!


my final dress @ Lia’s wedding reception (14 November 2015)

Begitulah pengalaman pertama saya menjahit di Ratu Busana-Pasar Sunan Giri. Kapok? Not at all!!! The result is astonishing. Buuut, I suggest you one thing: don’t be a procrastinator 🙂 On the next post, I will share my second experience menjahit di Ratu Busana-Pasar Sunan Giri for Yolan’s wedding.