From the moment I saw this cover, I knew I had to go and make that dress. It just looks too comfortable to resist!
According to the lady-seller, it’s a type of batik from Garut. She sold it for Rp.75,000,- per piece. That’s about 2.5m in length and 1.5m in width. They’re really cute and don’t look like your typical batik.
I made this dress in two sizes: 6 for my skinny friend, and 10 for me….
This dress was harder than I thought. It was my first time doing any gathering and I had a tiny accident with the sleeve (which I attached backwards). Took me two weeks to make the first one (pink one aka mine), and 3 days to complete the blue one. A lot of the details were done using hand-stitch, as I did not own a sewing machine at home (now I do).
I made the pink one following the exact pattern. As a result, I ended up with a dress that was a tad too short to be used as a dress.
I used it once and now it is laying somewhere in my wardrobe. It’s not the most comfortable thing walking around in a short dress in a predominantly Muslim country. I should really do something to lengthen the dress. Any suggestions?
As for the blue one, I learned from my past mistake and added 8 something cm to the pattern.
My friend loves her gift. She uses it often. At least one of us is enjoying the dress.