Cocoon Palms Batwing Duster
Okay gals- here is yet another show-stopping design. It looks like the pyramid of Giza, a Flapper's dream, and a plus-size duster extraorinaire. It's hand woven and hand dyed in Morocco Cotton susti (susdi) cotton-rayon blend that feels as luxurious as cashmere. It looks wonderful on all sizes but also on plus size goddess gals curvy figures. The Batwing duster was made popular in the roaring twenties flapper style.
Design details; Long cascade front collar, batwing sleeves that taper towards the wrists, the design looks like a cocoon, a bit longer on the sides. The back is a masterpiece of craftsmanship. Nobody does this kind of sewing anymore. A deep triangular trapunto stitching on triangular back yoke adds the finishing touches to this lovely garment.
* Trapunto stitching (Italian for "to embroider"), also called stuffed technique, is a quilting technique that is quite decorative in that it utilizes at least two layers, which is padded from the underside. This produces a raised surface on the fabric. This style originated in Italy in fourteenth or the sixteenth century. Topstitching enhances a fabric's design and strengthens seams. Every stitch must be accurately done by a machine or by hand.