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gray and gold batik dress

Added Mar 10, 2008

by lauriana

Den Haag, Nether...






I found this great gold stamped on gray and black batik at my local market (I know batik sometimes looks more like tye dye, but it’s actually the name of the printing technique using wax to determine where the dye will go, this one has ‘orginal batik’ printed on the border, so I guess it is) and I knew this would be a) something completely different and b) really my colour despite being so gold and bold. I took it to my sewing lesson for consideration and we deceided to make the most of the print. The waist piece was a print at the right edge of the fabric. I made small darts matching the print in order to shape it. The cuffs were another bit of border print.

I just added some detail shots of the cuffs and part of the waist piece with bust and skirt gathers. These show of the fabric nicely, and I hope you can just see one of the tiny darts that shape the waist piece.

Material Notes

gray and gold batik fabric, blind zipper





my teacher, for making me look at pattern making and print in a new way

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    Feb 4, 2009, 08.10 PMby effervescence

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    Jul 7, 2008, 09.50 AMby abucketfulofheather

    Absolutely stunning!

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    May 10, 2008, 06.31 AMby olar

    This dress is stunning. The neckline and shape are wonderful. And I love how you use the two patterns of the fabric.

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    Apr 28, 2008, 04.55 AMby maryy

    this is so beautiful!

    thanks for your kind words on my dresses! actually björk is one of my favourite artists <-;

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    Mar 11, 2008, 11.31 AMby sunnyb64

    Wow, that fabric is gorgeous! Great dress!

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    Mar 11, 2008, 08.54 AMby justelaite

    oh my god! this is BEAUTIFUL! the fabric is amazing. I just live it!

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    Mar 10, 2008, 11.42 PMby akazukinchan


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    Mar 10, 2008, 06.53 PMby patchygirl

    I love it! wouldn’t mind a few close up photos. Great fabric find!

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    Mar 10, 2008, 08.34 AMby britnlind

    This is a beautiful dress. Great piece.

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    Mar 10, 2008, 06.01 AMby lybu

    OOOOOOO!!! This dress is beautiful. I love those pattern and fabric This is really one of the most beautiful thinks I ever saw.

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    Mar 10, 2008, 05.41 AMby ceregana

    Wow! It is such a great rich fabric. And I love the pattern – I am making a dress shirt right now too! Your design reminds me of Venice somehow. p.s from the close up it seems even better! Gorgeous!

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