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Wonderfull fabric
« on: November 14, 2016, 09:08:38 PM »
I do not know to where I should write this I choose this because the word learning and quality garments  were in the title.
I thought you should see this too - I'm speechless about that craftmanship.

Yesterday I got a mail from a befriended tailor. He showed me some shirts he did recently. Here is one of them:

I asked him about the fabric because I thought the fit of the fabric pattern is amazing. He send me some pics and I give you here 2 of them

He wrote:
It is called Batik sutra atbm.  the key word is : Membatik.

The fabric is made from synthetic silk. And they draw the picture (I mean the flowers) by hand (with wax and there are severall clever dyeing processes).
It takes maybe a few weeks to a month to make (to painting) a Batik.
Sometimes it is made not from silk but from cotton fabric.
The fabric is 250cm times 112cm .
 See the pattern laying:
Next picture: The paper pattern one side of the body:
You see beside the back pattern , there are long vertical flowers, they are for collar and under collar and the small vertical flower are for the cuff.

Next pic:  Pattern for the other side 

The piece of fabric is designed for just one shirt ! Just Beautifull
For those who are interested I have found a video in english



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Re: Wonderfull fabric
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2016, 11:52:47 PM »
Fascinating, beautil and an incredibly detailed process!
This was good to see, thanks.

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Re: Wonderfull fabric
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2016, 03:06:58 AM »
Great pattern matching on the first shirt.

I've seen this batik process with my own eyes, in Indonesia nearly 15 years ago. On a very small scale though. My girlfriend at that time is of Indonesian origin (via Suriname) and I went with her family to seek out relatives. It rained for almost three months. We brought back several hand-made Sarong cloths.
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Re: Wonderfull fabric
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2016, 04:51:18 AM »
Thanks for post these photos, its very good quality work but I would hate to have to pay for fabric like that, it must be worth a fortune.
The magnificent tools of the professional tailor  ;) ;D


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Re: Wonderfull fabric
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2016, 07:48:05 AM »
When in high school some girls were doing batik in art class. It is a nice art. And makes nice clothing.


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Re: Wonderfull fabric
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2016, 09:47:41 AM »
That is very lovely posaune.  Thank you for sharing.

I am amazed at the parts of the cloth that are not used for this shirt, wow, that is a very artistic decision.



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Re: Wonderfull fabric
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2016, 11:59:46 AM »
Stunning work! Thank you for posting.