Blue pom pom brown batik dress

Added Oct 2, 2009

by verypurplepe...

Tokyo, Japan

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Description

A dress made from cotton batik with traditional Javanese pattern called ‘Kawung’, a four-petalled blossom. It is also said that this pattern represents Buddhism’s four cardinal directions.

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Material Notes

cotton batik

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Material
Cotton

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    Nov 1, 2010, 12.56 PMby pampula

    so, pretty, a fun-looking dress!

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    Nov 18, 2009, 10.28 PMby petitmoutonbleu

    beautiful fabric!!!! goes perfect with the dress!

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    Nov 11, 2009, 12.51 AMby vtfibergirl

    I was so excited to see this dress. I voted for you a few weeks ago. I just bought a Japanese pattern book on Ebay. I have a friend who is helping me translate it to enlish. Thanks for sharing your creation.

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    Nov 5, 2009, 07.59 AMby wanitabahagia

    Waakkhh…like it! :D

    I’m in Yogyakarta. is it easy to get batik cloth in Tokyo? Is it many choice of pattern?

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      Nov 5, 2009, 10.07 AMby verypurpleperson

      Thank you.
      Actually I bought the fabric in Solo. I’ve seen some batik fabric in Tokyo, but of course the choices are pretty limited :)

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    Nov 5, 2009, 12.25 AMby dapur-goddess

    Wonderful to see traditional Javanese batik with a modern twist!

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    Oct 30, 2009, 05.38 AMby shammya

    Oh, You re just devine, still love your work. Work is not the correct word, just lovely

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    Oct 17, 2009, 07.46 PMby sewneenee

    beautiful dress and congrats on getting project of the week!!

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    Oct 16, 2009, 09.04 PMby lookingpast

    Could you make a pattern and post it (or sell it on etsy)?

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      Oct 16, 2009, 10.45 PMby verypurpleperson

      Glad that you like it!
      I still find it difficult to make a pattern and convert it into a pdf file. Maybe I will do it once I found a suitable method.
      But you can alter a loose A-line dress pattern to make this. Just add a few centimetres in the middle to make a pleat and stitch the pleat until around the chest.
      Then you can add the pockets and trimmings.
      Hope it helps!

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    Oct 16, 2009, 09.01 PMby lookingpast

    Very nice! Love the colors and the creative use of the pom-poms! I’d love to make one for my granddaughter.

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    Oct 14, 2009, 02.47 PMby kt3

    Really cute

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    Oct 14, 2009, 06.44 AMby verypurpleperson

    Thank you everyone! .

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    Oct 14, 2009, 05.55 AMby deenster

    which pattern is this? Its gorgeous! would love to make one…..

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    Oct 13, 2009, 05.58 AMby amyloux

    Cool dress – I really like it :)

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    Oct 12, 2009, 03.23 PMby mischi

    Amazing — gorgeous style to go with such a beautiful fabric!

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    Oct 7, 2009, 09.13 AMby raychilled

    love this – you’ve brought two seemingly incompatible styles together in a beautiful way. Great eye!

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    Oct 7, 2009, 04.42 AMby permenjahe

    It’s a great idea.. Maybe I can make something like your dress with another print of batik.. Terimakasih.. bajunya cantik, pompomnya lucu

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    Oct 6, 2009, 07.39 PMby scormeny

    Super dress, and a really fresh use of both batik and trim. Thanks for sharing it!

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    Oct 5, 2009, 09.31 PMby charlotte287

    Your dress is very nice and looks great on you. The use of the pom poms is good too. I won’t look at the pom pom trim at the fabric store the same way anymore. Very nice photo as well.

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    Oct 5, 2009, 08.17 AMby lybu

    WOW. I love it. The pom pom detail is great

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    Oct 4, 2009, 09.39 AMby melindalouise

    this looks great, i love the edging!

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    Oct 3, 2009, 06.58 PMby nattyjane

    Those pom poms are great.

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    Oct 3, 2009, 05.56 PMby viapiana

    looks awesome.. the edges of the pockets and the collar is a nice touch too

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    Oct 3, 2009, 10.12 AMby mprevitali

    I like!

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    Oct 3, 2009, 09.01 AMby susanne2011

    Really nice dress, beautiful fabric!

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    Oct 2, 2009, 10.59 PMby applesnoranges

    so cute! i love it!

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    Oct 2, 2009, 04.19 PMby galatina

    So beautiful – and looks great with the tights and shoes.

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    Oct 2, 2009, 10.56 AMby susisonne

    Beautiful dress, I like the pom pom detail – great color combination. I am always impressed what beautiful fabrics you are using.

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    Oct 2, 2009, 05.40 AMby capraia

    sweet!

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