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Batik dress

Added Sep 16, 2009

by verypurplepe...

Tokyo, Japan






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.

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Material Notes

Indonesian batik




Garment Type


pattern number F

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    Oct 10, 2009, 07.12 AMby mynrose

    very very pretty. i adore it!

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    Sep 16, 2009, 10.47 PMby pakutke

    beautifull! and congrats on a homepage!

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    Sep 16, 2009, 10.40 PMby pixelink

    I love it, but then…I love everything you do, you’re a true talent!

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    Sep 16, 2009, 10.39 PMby pixelink

    I love it, but then…I love everything you do, you’re a true talent!

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    Sep 16, 2009, 08.51 PMby naughtylittlepony

    Stunning, as ever.

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    Sep 16, 2009, 06.12 PMby ink

    What an amazing fabric, beautiful. The fabric really meshes well with the simplicity of the lines!

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    Sep 16, 2009, 02.48 PMby christine-1

    I like the fabric you chose, and it looks so nice on you!

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    Sep 16, 2009, 01.58 PMby Juliana Mateus

    fabric is precious, and pattern is lovely.

    really really beautiful.

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    Sep 16, 2009, 07.52 AMby jenniferelizabeth


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    Sep 16, 2009, 07.08 AMby carottesauvage

    You are ever so productive, cute dress and the chance to have another good peep at your great shoe collection! Best

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    Sep 16, 2009, 05.37 AMby sammy09

    beautiful :)

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    Sep 16, 2009, 05.24 AMby florean-fortescue

    Very cute

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