Discover Vietnam’s special anniversary day for seamstresses.
In the intricate tapestry of Vietnamese culture, there's a sacred thread woven through the fabric of tradition – the Origin of Sewing Anniversary. Every 12th day of the 12th lunar month, skilled seamstresses across Vietnam gather to pay homage to the ancestors of their craft, a ritual that goes beyond needles and threads. Today, let's embark on a journey to uncover the rich history that binds this tradition and the remarkable woman behind it.
A THREAD OF LEGACY UNRAVELED
The art of sewing in Vietnam traces its roots back to a time when mulberry trees were cultivated, and silkworms were raised. In the quaint village of Trach Xa, Hoi An, the matriarch of tailoring, Miss Nguyen Thi Sen, played a pivotal role. Legend has it that she was not just a skilled seamstress but a woman of grace and responsibility. A lady whose story takes a royal turn when she catches the eye of King Dinh Tien Hoang.
Their tale of love unfolded against the backdrop of Son Tay town, with the king eventually marrying her and giving her the title Queen Tu Phi. Within the palace walls, Queen Tu Phi transformed the art of sewing, managing the department for making royal costumes. Her ingenuity and creativity birthed an entire profession, as she taught her skills to palace maids, creating a legacy that transcends time.
The year of the Cat (979) brought an unfortunate end to King Dinh Tien Hoang, and disillusioned by the power struggles within the royal court, Queen Tu Phi returned to her roots in Trach Xa. Here, she not only brought the seamstress craft from the palace but also became a beacon, teaching it to the villagers. Queen Tu Phi passed away on the 12th day of the 12th lunar month, marking the beginning of the annual commemoration ceremony.
As we celebrate the Origin of Sewing Anniversary, let's honor the enduring spirit of Miss Nguyen Thi Sen and the countless skilled seamstresses who have carried the craft through the ages. Beyond the stitches, it's a celebration of heritage, creativity, and the timeless artistry of Vietnam's sewing tradition.
METISEKO'S SEAMSTRESS TEAM
The Workshop Manager
Our exceptional Workshop Manager is the driving force that steers the course of every garment from concept to creation. With a mission woven from passion and precision, she orchestrates a symphony of stitches, ensuring every piece is a masterpiece.
She diligently checks the fit of each garment, rigorously tests models and prototypes, parlays her technical wisdom, and so much more. In her capable hands, every stitch becomes a stroke on the canvas of fashion.
The Model Maker
In the enchanting realm of fashion alchemy, where ideas transform into exquisite garments, our Model Maker emerges as the true sorcerer. With a canvas as his palette and pins as his wand, he bestows the magic that breathes life into every design. This is no ordinary operation—it's a show of technical brilliance.
Our Model Maker places a canvas directly on the mannequin, adjusts it with pins, and uses a pair of scissors to make the fabric drape, bend, and fold to his liking. The model created on the mannequin becomes the blueprint, detailing every nuance of assembly. Seams, necklines, sleeves, pocket placement—the pattern bears the signature of our Model Maker's expertise.
The Garment Makers
Our Garment Makers stand as architects of elegance. Tasked with the intricate dance of garment creation, they turn fabrics into expressions of beauty with dedication, skill, and an unyielding commitment to excellence.
They orchestrate every step of the garment’s journey. From the first cut to the final stitch, our Garment Makers weave the threads of craftsmanship, ensuring each piece meets the high standards of our discerning brand.
Metiseko's hand-embroiderers are not just skilled artisans; they are true visionaries, transforming threads into poetry and garments into stories. In an era where craftsmanship often succumbs to modernity, our hand-embroiderers stand as guardians of a timeless art.
They study the specifications as well as the motif, select the threads and colors to enhance the fabric print, and apply the appropriate embroidery technique. With needles in hand, they stitch together the narrative of Metiseko – a tale of artistry, passion, and a commitment to elegance.
CRAFTED WITH CARE
At Metiseko, we believe in the power of personal touch. That's why each garment you hold is not just a creation; it's a narrative crafted by the hands of a dedicated seamstress. We embrace a unique approach where one seamstress takes the helm from the first cut to the final stitch. This singular maker becomes the guardian of your garment, ensuring that it receives the attention it deserves at every stage of creation.
We understand the importance of transparency and connection. That's why we invite you to discover the name of the seamstress who brought your Metiseko garment to life proudly displayed on the swing tag.