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Batik tie-front dress

Added Apr 16, 2010

by verypurplepe...

Tokyo, Japan






Inspired by the adorable Mociun dress. The fabric is cotton batik, it’s amazingly comfortable and it smells so good.

The shape of the dress is very simple, the idea with the tie-front is just brilliant. I’m sure that Caitlin Mociun is a genius. My version is looser than Mociun’s as I don’t like fitted dresses. The bodice has a couple of small darts on the side and the skirts are just big rectangles gathered on the top. Sounds like all of my dresses! I also made a couple of hidden pockets on the side seams.

also blogged here

Material Notes

cotton batik




Garment Type

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    Jul 25, 2010, 09.31 PMby sunnycamehome

    I LOVE it :)

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    May 2, 2010, 04.41 PMby rrebecka

    It’s beautiful! And it sooo fits you :)

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    May 2, 2010, 03.40 PMby holasoylulu

    that is sooo cool!!! sound simple, but no idea how to star the top part…

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      May 3, 2010, 02.00 AMby verypurpleperson

      Thank you! You can use any dress pattern with high waist as a start. Just change the neckline to deep V-neckline and add the tie :)

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    Apr 20, 2010, 06.28 AMby stefanisarah

    oh love! perfect fabric too.

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    Apr 19, 2010, 08.15 AMby bttn

    beautiful dress, like always!

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    Apr 18, 2010, 08.33 AMby floatingworld

    So pretty! I love the style and fabric.

    How did you do the tie bit? Is it a big long rectangle that extends past the opening in the bodice?

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      Apr 18, 2010, 09.02 AMby verypurpleperson

      Thank you! Yes, the tie is a big long rectangle, the width is about 24 cm and fold in half so the finished width is about 11 cm (1 cm seam allowance on each side). The length of the tie is the length of the neckline + 40 cm so I have 20 cm for each tie. The end of the ties are tapered a bit. :)

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    Apr 18, 2010, 07.14 AMby Jean M

    love it!! so perrtty!

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    Apr 17, 2010, 08.37 AMby nettevivante

    The front-tie is just so cute! And the fabric is so beautiful. Did you bring it with you from Indonesia?

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      Apr 17, 2010, 01.43 PMby verypurpleperson

      Thanks! Yes, I brought the fabric from Indonesia last summer. It used to belong to my mother, she collected lots of fabrics when she was younger and then she gave (most of) them to me :)

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    Apr 16, 2010, 08.00 PMby la-perfectionista

    gorgeous dress, I love it!

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    Apr 16, 2010, 07.46 PMby laceumbrella

    Another gorgeous dress!

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    Apr 16, 2010, 02.34 PMby scheryka

    Love your dress. And yes like all your dresses, “are just big rectangles gathered on the top,” ..but they are all so beautiful in itself.

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    Apr 16, 2010, 01.51 PMby shedoz213

    That pattern is a must have~ The dress is beautiful and the fabric is gorgeous!

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    Apr 16, 2010, 01.29 PMby Ophelia K

    Beautiful job!!! I love it! I am writing here cus I have had a problem to make a comment on your blog last couple of times.. Anyway, I love the style, and the batik!!

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      Apr 16, 2010, 02.28 PMby verypurpleperson

      Oh what happened? That’s too bad, I will check what’s going on with the comment system.
      Glad that you like the dress! :)

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    Apr 16, 2010, 01.06 PMby annabelleolivier

    Very nice, but then again I like everything that you make.

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    Apr 16, 2010, 12.47 PMby mikabak

    love it!! i want one!

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    Apr 16, 2010, 10.29 AMby sarsaparilla

    I love tie-front dresses too! The batik is beautiful… you’ve made me really want to draft this dress soon :)

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    Apr 16, 2010, 09.53 AMby hannnc

    ahhhhh i love this dress! and you look gorgeous in it! :) i want that pattern.

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