Novita dress

Novita dress

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I made Novita again! But I didn’t want to make the  same thing and changed it into a dress by simply sewing a wide gathered strip of fabric on the hem. The strip of fabric follow the curved hem, so the front part of my dress is shorter than the back.

The fabric is Indonesian cotton with batik prints, the intricate pattern is a variation of Javanese traditional pattern called Parang Rusak (it means: broken sword). This pattern is laid diagonally across the cloth but since my dress is cut on bias, the diagonal pattern turned into sort of striped pattern.

Other than the addition of gathered skirt, I didn’t make any changes to the pattern. I really like this top pattern because it is so simple and easy, perfect for an instant gratification that I need these days. This summer has been a bit too hot that I can’t stay too long in my sewing room, even with windows opened and fan turned on. Ironing an open seam in a hot summer day is not really my idea of having a good time. I made this dress in less than an hour,  the gathered skirt was added the next day. After that I couldn’t stand being in the room any longer. I love my new summer dress but I also can’t wait for autumn!

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Pattern is Novita from Tamanegi Kobo.

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  • Lia

    I LIIIIIIIKE a lot 🙂

  • Carina Öberg Gonzalez

    ItS SO LOVELY!!You inpire me so much,i love all the things you make.

  • so lovely!

  • Wow Novita! You are always beautiful, but this is waaaaay over the top! You look GORGEOUS in this AMAZING dress! Congratulations! Big Hug from Mexico! Clau

  • I like the way the gathered fabric was sewed on and how it follows the curved hem. And the fabric itself is gorgeous too!

    Your blog has quickly become one of my favorites! I love your dresses. I rarely wear them but after seeing your creations I kind of want to now!

    Keep up the good work!
    Thankfully, it’s just started cooling down here. Hopefully it will there pretty soon!

  • it’s gorgeous!!

    • verypurpleperson

      Thanks Karen! <3 <3

  • Also, like when I was 16, I went along an award giving thing. I chose your blog as one of my five favorites.You don’t have to do it too, but I just felt like telling the blog world how much I appreciate your work.

  • This fabric and pattern are both fabulous!

    (I’ve just found your blog and love it!)

  • You seem to be the fastest seamstress I’ve ever heard of ! It always takes ages for me to finish a project. Well done !

  • Beautiful fabric!

  • Great project!
    It is so nice sometimes to finish something fast! I agree. And I also agree that I can’t wait for fall too.
    I really like the sleeves bit, it gives structure and proportions (says my non-expert self). And, honestly, this fabric is GORGEOUS! You always have interesting ones!

    • verypurpleperson

      Actually I need to learn to slow down and keep focus. I love what you do with your projects, taking time to study your choices, making muslin, and work slowly. It seems so enjoyable!
      Oh, I like the sleeves too, I always love wing-like or ruffled sleeves 🙂 Thank you, Laurwyn!

  • less than an hour??? oohh…i have to sit next to you and see how you sew. Teach me..teach me!!! 🙂

  • It is beautiful – again! And that fabric is just astonishing and perfect for that pattern