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A study on the usage of fabric remnants on Yemeni’s fashion for women


Budoor Mohammed Thabit (2019) A study on the usage of fabric remnants on Yemeni’s fashion for women. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan. (Submitted)


Big quantity of fabric remnants are thrown away in Yemen due to lack of knowledge and competency in reusing the remnants as material for making clothes. It has become a burden to the consumers and is also bad for the environment. Therefore, this research aims to understand why seamstresses in Yemen waste a lot of remnants and the possibility of using the remnants in making innovative designs on Yemenis traditional clothing such as Abaya and Galabiah. In order to answer the objectives, the researcher applied qualitative approach using interview method, field observation, and conduct experiments on the remnants. The researcher had made a design line using remnants with various techniques of embellishment to create new designs for Yemen traditional costume of Abaya and Galabiah. At the end of this study, the researcher found out that Yemeni’s seamstresses throw away remnants because they do not have the time, knowledge, and skill to turn remnants into fashion. At the end, the researcher constructed a questionnaire about the final designs in order to validate that remnants can be used to make traditional Yemenis costumes and most respondents agreed that remnants can be turned into creative costumes. The researcher had proven that innovative and creative thinking are vital in creating designs, and hopefully it can change the perspective of Yemeni’s women towards the usage of remnants for fashion. The researcher hopes that her innovation can inspire other designers or seamstress to use remnants as clothing material instead of throwing them away.

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Item Type: UMK Etheses
Collection Type: Thesis
Date: 2019
Subject Heading: Clothing manufacture
Subject Heading: Fabric pictures
Subject Heading: Textile crafts
Subject Heading: Art of dress
Number of Pages: 121
Call Number: TT507 .B83 2019 tes
Supervisor: Dr. Hanisa Hassan
Programme: Master of Arts
Institution: Universiti Malaysia Kelantan
Subjects: T Technology > TT Handicrafts Arts and crafts
Faculty/Centre/Office: Faculty of Creative Technology and Heritage
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