The violet big leaf ruffle collar shirt is made from mercerized cotton. The cotton is locally sourced and sent to our artisans. The artisan uses a traditional batik technique by drawing out the leaf pattern on a block of wood or foam then the shape is carved out. Hot wax is used as a dye-resist to bring out the big 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. The shirt consumes three yards of fabric. The shirt is designed with nice ruffles inserted between the neck and the collar stand with a belt inserted at the front of the collar stand. The back of the yoke is first joined together with the back body and the front placket is fused then stitched. The front and back bodies are then joined together on the shoulders, the sleeve placket and cuff are fused and then fixed on the sleeve. The sleeve is then attached on the armhole of the shirt. The shirt is joined from the sleeve through the seam of the shirt. A long strip of 1.5 inches width is cut to make the ruffles; one part of the strip is first baby hemmed, two running stitches are sewn on the opposite side of the strip, and then the running stitches are drawn to manipulate the fullness on the strips to form a nice ruffle before attaching in between the collar stand. The top ruffle is first fixed, the second is fixed between the neck and collar stand. The belt is a long strip with the width smaller from the top and widens up a bit at the bottom of the sash with a slanted edge.