Added Sep 16, 2009
I bought the batik in the city of Solo, Indonesia when we went there for summer vacation. This brown and indigo pattern is called ‘parang rusak’.
The dress pattern is from a Japanese pattern book: ‘Stylish Dress Book 2’. The pattern is very simple, a loose dress with raglan sleeves, several rows of shirrings on neckline, and a drawstring on hip.
A linen tape is used for the drawstring, actually they are two separate pieces connected together with a length of elastics. The elastics make it easier to pull the strings without having to arrange the gathers all the time. I can wear the drawstrings low on the hip or pull it tighter to create a blouson dress.
Make something special and practical for your friends and family this holiday season!
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