LILAC SMALL LEAF HAND-BATIK SILK RUFFLE SLEEVELESS DRESS

Studio 189

$ 575.00

LILAC SMALL LEAF HAND-BATIK SILK RUFFLE SLEEVELESS DRESS

Studio 189

$ 575.00
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The lilac small leaf dress is made from 100% silk fabric. The silk fabric is dyed by our artisans using a traditional batik technique, which involves drawing the leaf pattern on wood or foam then carving out the shape. Hot wax is used as a dye-resist to bring out the leaf print on the fabric when dyeing. Each stamp is placed by hand and the colours are mixed together like an artist. Every yard is painted by hand and no two pieces are exactly alike. It takes more than 9 yards of fabric to make the sleeveless dress. Sewing the dress involves lots of fullness manipulation. A long strip is cut to make the ruffles on the neck and armhole. Firstly, part of the strip is hemmed,  secondly, running stitches are sewn on the opposite side of the strip ultimately used to manipulate the fullness on the strips to form a nice ruffle before attaching them to the neck and armhole of the dress. The skirt section of the dress has a unique fullness that feels very comfortable. Each layer or panel fullness is worked on in order to fit the next layer. The technique is then replicated several times. Each of the layers is prepared separately one after another before attaching the pieces together step by step to form a dress. A personal favourite pockets are fixed on the side seams of the dress to give more comfort. It takes 1 to 2 tailors to sew the dress overall several days.

                                                                                                                            

 

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Clothing Sizes

U.S. 00 0 2 - 4 4 - 6 8 10 12 14 16
UK 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
Italy 38 40 42 36 44 46 48 50 52
France 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48
Denmark 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46
Russia 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54
Germany 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46
Australia 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
Japan 3 5 7 9 11 13 15 17 19
Jeans 23 24 - 25 26 - 27 27 - 28 29 - 30 31 - 32 32 - 33
XXS XXS - XS XS - S S - M M - L L - XL XL - XXL XXL - XXXL XXXL

Shoe Sizes

U.S. 3.5 4 4.5 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11 11.5
UK 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 4.5 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9
Italy/Europe 34 34.5 35 35.5 36 36.5 37 37.5 38 38.5 39 39.5 40 40.5 41 41.5 42
France 35 35.5 36 36.5 37 37.5 38 38.5 39 39.5 40 40.5 41 41.5 42 42.5 43

Belt Size Chart

U.S. 00 0 2 - 4 4 - 6 8 10 12 14 16
UK 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
Italy 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52
Europe 65 70 75 80 85 90 95 100 105
XXS XXS - XS XS - S S - M M - L L - XL XL - XXL XXL - XXXL XXXL

Hat Sizes

US 6⅝ 6⅞ 7 7⅛ 7⅜ 7⅝
UK 6⅜ 6⅝ 6⅞ 7 7⅛ 7⅜
Europe 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61
XS XS S S M M L L XL XL