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Black & White stripes

Added Jun 15, 2010

by susanne2011

Perth, Australia






I made this dress by cutting (or tearing as it is faster) strips of different width black and white fabric and sewing them together to get the stripey pattern. The fabric is a slightly stretchy cotton/satin blend. Then I took the Anda pattern and changed it. I am normally a size 46, but ended up using a size 38, as the Anda pattern is sooooo big. I also lowered the neckline and added some sleeve cuffs. No drawstring, The dress has a relaxed fit, but I actually like it like this! It means that I do not need a zipper, but can just throw on this dress and go! Quite happy how it turned out!

Material Notes

Cotton/ satin blend & thread, that’s it!




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    Jun 18, 2010, 02.44 AMby littlecottondresses

    Much respect for coming up with your own stripes by sewing them!

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    Jun 16, 2010, 10.13 AMby fairyprincess


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    Jun 15, 2010, 06.59 PMby hasi

    Soo cute!

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    Jun 15, 2010, 05.37 PMby assets

    Suits you it so good just to throw it on and you dressed!!!

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    Jun 15, 2010, 03.17 PMby jdp136

    so awsome! i love this idea! its always so hard to find nice stripes.

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    Jun 15, 2010, 02.38 PMby kimboat

    love it!

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    Jun 15, 2010, 02.00 PMby ginasophia

    wow! I love the graphic design and to hear that you made it yourself!! I am super impressed. I too love a loose fitting tunic dress where i dont have to hassle with zippers and can pull on and layer easily. Great work!!

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    Jun 15, 2010, 01.40 PMby ellie-sew

    Very nice! I like the combination of that simple pattern and the cool fabric. And I prefer it without belt.

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    Jun 15, 2010, 01.30 PMby tinybows

    Very cool, and very Mary Quant! Love how you paired the sneakers with it ;)

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    Jun 15, 2010, 12.42 PMby kelerabeus

    A super cool dress! Luv how you made the stripes of uneven size, and I like it better with no belt. Good job gal ;)

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    Jun 15, 2010, 08.50 AMby juanitatortilla

    Oh I love how modern you’ve made this Anda look with the stripes! I’ve just made my very first dress (the Anda), and I’m really looking forward to my 2nd Anda. There are so many talented people making little great tweaks to this pattern :)

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    Jun 15, 2010, 08.25 AMby susisonne

    Well done! Your stripes are just perfect.

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    Jun 15, 2010, 07.57 AMby thecuriouskiwi

    You made your own fabric print! :) Cool, love the black and white, it looks so comfy and you could cinch it with a belt too if you did want a more defined waist, so cool xx

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    Jun 15, 2010, 07.44 AMby Brumby Ramsay

    I love the stripes, very cool! I was tossing up whether or not to do the same for a jacket since I could not find a stripe pattern I liked in a ready made fabric. Have decided to wait, and tackle it when I have more time (i.e probably never)

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      Jun 15, 2010, 07.51 AMby susanne2011

      You should do it, super easy, at least if you have a serger/overlocker!

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      Jun 15, 2010, 07.59 AMby Brumby Ramsay

      Yup, I have a sweetheart of an overlocker, self threading self tensioned, if only it could sew without my presence:-). The main resistance is that the stripes I think I want are about 1cm wide, so it may take a while….

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