Batik Sundress with Bandeau Top
Added Jun 16, 2014
by nadia r
Auckland, New Ze...
Low-cut Dress with Bandeau Top – BurdaStyle 5/2011 #110A
The batik fabric my friend brought back from Malaysia. The colours on the print pattern merge from a purple section into a green one, so the back of the dress is slightly different lol, but at least I had enough fabric. I think I made the straps too short as the dress somehow ended up above the knees. It was interesting sewing the inseam pockets, and stabilizing the neckline with stay tape was effective. Because I used a crisp cotton fabric for this A-line dress, even though I ironed a lot, the seams may appear lumpy in places. The bandeau was super fast to make; I used an early 70s stretch jersey/t-shirting remnant that was in my stash. I was inspired by a web search to add diagonal slashed fringing (I added two layers) on the front along the top – and then macrame two rows with square knots. The bandeau is very comfortable to wear, and the dress feels lovely and light.
lightweight crisp cotton Malaysian batik with graduated color pattern, vintage 70s 4-way stretch jersey/t-shirting, black woven stay tape.