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photo by the amazing Drew Beck

I can be a very hard person to shop for….when it comes to all things visual. I know I have a style, I just don’t quite know what it is, how to define it and how to share it. This makes giving me clothing or jewelry or anything like that a pretty risky thing, considering I never know if I’m going to like something.

One thing I am sure I love is Batik fabric. It is an Indonesian style of fabric dying that uses wax to make many different layers of colors and patterns. I don’t love ALL Batiks though….so when my mom gave my sister-in-law and myself small matching packages last year, needless to say I was a little nervous. I was ready to plaster that fake smile on my face, when I actually opened the gift. She did GOOD! Inside was about a yard and a half of a brown and teal Batik that I actually loved! Not sure if I would have ever chosen it myself, but I am very glad she did as I was able to make this beautiful skirt from it. Thank you Maman!

It is a basic Dirndl skirt, which means it’s a simple rectangle gathered together at the top in pleats to add fullness, then attached to a waist band. One of the most simple, and classic skirt styles there is.

photo by the amazing Drew Beck

p.s. If you would like to see more awesome things from Drew Beck, please check out his page!