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Batik Sundress with Bandeau Top

Added Jun 16, 2014

by nrobson

Akl, New Zealand






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 angled neckline with stay tape has worked effectively. 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 a stretch-knit/t-shirting remnant that was in my vintage 70s stash. I was inspired by a web search to add diagonal slashed fringing (I stitched on two layers) on the front along the top, and then I macramed the two top rows with square knots. The bandeau is very comfortable to wear, and the dress feels lovely and light, perfect for hot weather sojurns. I didn’t make the awesome tribal trousers in these pics, but the bandeau goes well with them. Location: Pt Chevalier

Material Notes

lightweight crisp cotton Malaysian batik with graduated color pattern, 70s yellow 4-way stretch jersey/t-shirting, black woven stay tape.




Garment Type
Beach, Ethnic, Bohemian
Cotton, Knits/Jersey

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    Aug 3, 2014, 03.55 PMby saxsilverain

    ooh, love the fringe, especially since the colour is so bright! they look well together, a real fun-looking set!

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      Aug 4, 2014, 04.53 AMby nrobson

      thanks for this lovely comment. they are real comfy too!

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    Jun 19, 2014, 12.49 PMby zsyzu

    That’s really cool! That fringe detail is really fun!

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      Jun 20, 2014, 04.58 AMby nrobson

      thanks zsyzu – yeah everyone likes it lol :D

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    Jun 16, 2014, 04.52 PMby liliv-1

    It’s fabulous, I love the bandeau!

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      Jun 17, 2014, 03.15 AMby nrobson

      thanks liliv, its wonderfully comfy to wear :P

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    Jun 16, 2014, 03.52 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Wow! Now you can shake it out ;-) It’s fun and fantastic Nadia!

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      Jun 17, 2014, 03.15 AMby nrobson

      thanks Ellen, fun it is lol x :D

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