Sunday, March 17, 2019

Batik York Pinafore

Down to the last minute posting my Sewcialists Mini Challenge project! The quiz popped out my power word: bright. I'd say this qualifies...

In fact, this project qualifies for several challenges: #SewcialistsMiniChallenge, #SewBibs, #SewHappyColor, #MakeYourStash and #SewWaxLyrical! Yes.

This is a Helen's Closet York Pinafore, tweaked a bit, squeezed out of a piece of gorgeous Indonesian batik from my stash, and I love it!

The fabric is a hand-stamped Indonesian batik (a wax resist print) that I bought when I lived in Indonesia, way back when (2011-2013, definitely meets the Make Your Stash requirements). I looooove the gorgeous teal combined with the limey green and deep brown. Bright, yes, happy color, also yes.

The piece of batik, meant to be worn as a sarong, was about 2 meters by 41 inches, with a small border on either end. The short ends were also hemmed with a narrow hem already, so I played around with placement on my fabric to incorporate the border and existing hem.

For my York, I opted for size XL, but I lengthened it by 8 inches to take full advantage of the fabric. I skipped the pockets, but only because of a cutting error on my part (two right pockets, doh!). 

I cut the front in one piece on one end of the fabric, and the back in two pieces with a seam down the center back, on the other end of my sarong. I sewed slits in the side seams for walking, to the high knee.

The neckline and armholes are finished with brown polka dot bias tape from my stash- a Daiso special. The pop of coordination and contrast on the inside makes me happy!

Now if only the weather would warm up so I can wear this!!!