Each piece of our handmade batik fabric (read here) can probably make only a dress, or half a dress, depending on the design. 

Why is that so?

Firstly, the area of each piece of fabric is limited. Before we cut the fabric, we need to strategically arrange our paper patterns on the fabric to maximise it's usage. 

Secondly, each fabric is a piece of art with motifs and borders. We need to plan which part of the fabric goes to which part of the clothing.

Example 1: We included the border at the waistline and hemline of the pants.

Using the same fabric, we used the border to create a beautifully jointed back design that goes down the spine.

Example 2: We included the border at the sleeves and hemline of the dress, and we also want two adorable flowers placed at the front of the collar.


Example 3: Two beautiful phoenix are strategically planned to be placed on the thigh part of the romper.

Example 4: We want the butterfly to be in the middle of the chest and still having the border design at the hemline. We also included the border design along the hemline of the pants. When in actual fact, we could have randomly cut the fabric without such precise detailing.

The list of example goes on but you get the gist. To create beautiful batik clothing, it is important to understand the fabric and then to 抓花。

And how can machines create these wearable art pieces?

Therefore from paper patterning to fabric cutting and sewing, the entire process is purely handmade, not forgetting the fact that the fabric itself is handmade too!

Now that you got a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes at YeoMama Batik, we hope you will adore your clothing even more, and to value the craftsmanship and hands behind each batik creation.
March 30, 2018 — Desleen Yeo

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