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Batik skirt

Added Jun 6, 2010

by littlecotton...

Sf Bay Area, Cal...






About 2 weeks ago, I unconsciously started a stash-busting mission.
The first fabric I tackled on is a a soft batik that my mom bought for me in Indonesia almost 2.5 years ago. It’s definitely not silk. It could be polyester or rayon or some other static-magnet type of fabrics. I’ve got static electricity shocks every time I touched it. In retrospect I shouldn’t have rubbed my shoes on the wool carpet at the same time.

Also made a scarf from the leftover fabric.

Blogged here

Material Notes

Static-y poly or some other.
It took me all 2.5 years since I’ve had this fabric to decide what to make with it, because of the border print and the limited quantity (2-yards at 40+inches wide). Whatever it is, it has to show off the border print, as it’s the most interesting thing about the fabric. The fabric is rather difficult to sew, because it’s so drapey and slippery. A more complicated design would just add unnecessary frustration that would lead to my abandoning the project. Why it takes 2.5 years to realize this, I don’t know.




Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Ethnic


Tutorial from GrosGrain
Inspired by Sewaholic

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    Jun 8, 2010, 09.56 AMby lclausewitz

    It’s an electrifying skirt! (Pun entirely intended.)

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    Jun 6, 2010, 11.26 PMby Adrienne Hendrix

    Nice skirt and the fabric is pretty. Sorry about you getting shocked…lol, maybe that is why it turned out so well. Oh and the scarf is pretty too.

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