(returning October 2018) Custom Indigo Batik Set
~Close your eyes and record the vision that comes to you, or provide a theme, to ignite the creation of something entirely your own.~
A second skin of indigo, handpainted as a reflection of your inner landcape, a vision of your heart's desire, sewn to your measurements. Wear them beneath your clothing as a comitment to self, or wear them visibly while swimming, sunbathing, or moonbathing, as an act of ritual, an expression of your own unique dance with divinity.
The brief is designed with a single seam at the back, with vintage-style high-waist fit, made from organic comfortable and breathable cotton-lycra, which is grown and made in the USA, then sewn by Serpent & Bow. Bralette is finished with handmade indigo halter straps (black satin shoulder straps available by request). Each set handpainted in batik wax-resist, then dip-dyed in natural indigo to a rich cobalt blue, with care and purpose in every step. These are ritually conceived garments, made in very small batches to allow for the utmost of attention to every piece.
Our cotton-lycra fabric is opaque and supportive enough to wear for swim- we recommend rinsing after swimming in chlorine or saltwater to protect the integrity of the cotton. Machine Washable. Indigo will soften over time, like your favorite pair of jeans. All pieces are patterned, cut, sewn, painted, dyed, and finished by our women-run studio in Santa Rosa, California, with love and care.
Available each month by preorder only.
Each batch will ship in the final week of the month after cut, sewn, painted, and dyed to your own personal size and description. Feel free to contact us for order updates. Please let us know if you require your indigo pieces in time for a specific occasion.
To place your order, describe your theme or vision, then indicate your size for top and brief in the 'notes' section. Be as specific or as broad as you'd like: include any images that have appealed to you from past work, desired placement of imagery, or simply a single word describing your intention. Your poetry and prayers will be imbued into the cloth.
For Custom Sizing, Please include your measurements, or indicate if you are Tall or Petite.
S I Z I N G : As a general guideline, our heavyweight cotton-lycra fabric used to make these sets is supportive and has a fair amount of stretch. You'll notice that many sizes will fit into two different size categories; if you will be wearing your set for swim, please size down, otherwise size up for a comfortable fit.
XS: Waist 22 Hip 32
S: Waist 24 Hip 34
M: Waist 26-29 Hip 36-39
L: Waist 29-33 Hip 38-41
XL: Waist 34-36, Hip 42-44
XXL: Waist 36-40, Hip 48-52
(Also let us know if you're Tall or Petite and we can adjust your brief rise)
(measurements indicate band size, across ribs, below bust)
XS: 28 (really- this is teeny tiny; cup sizes A-D)
S: 30/32-34 (recommended for sizes 32 A,B,C,D,DD, and 34 A,B)
M: 34-36 (recommended for sizes 36 A,B,C and 34 C-DD)
L: 38-40 (recommended for sizes 36 C-DD, and 38-40 A, B, C, DD)
XL: 42-44 (Recommended for sizes 40 D/DD, and 42-44 A,B,C,D,DD)
For cup sizes above DD, just include your size in the order notes and we'll make your custom size.
Cotton fabric is ORGANIC and grown and made in the USA! It is so beautiful, stretchy, yet sturdy and opaque. These are heirloom garments made with materials and techniques that will last.
All garments made and dyed by hand by Rachel Blodgett, with love and purpose.