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Sew many stripes

Added Aug 30, 2011

by ladynunu

Madison, Wiscons...






With more time for sewing – the joys of being unemployed – I decided it was time to push myself a bit and make something in a fabric with an obvious stripe. After toying with a few different ideas of what I’d like to make, I decided that fortune favoured the brave, and picked Lisette Simplicity 2245, a pattern with lots of pieces.

For my tips on cutting and pattern matching striped fabric, visit my blog

Material Notes

100% striped black and turquoise rayon and 100% black cotton




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Cotton, Rayon

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    Nov 14, 2011, 10.35 AMby Binita Shrestha

    This is a genius idea! Looks fresh and young! I may have to try the stripes one of these days!

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    Sep 7, 2011, 01.56 PMby ladynunu

    Thank you for all your comments. It was a really fun make – even though I was seeing stripes in my sleep for days afterwards! My dress is having it’s premier at an event this weekend, I can’t wait to wear it.

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    Sep 1, 2011, 12.00 PMby oliverands

    Very cute! Nicely done!

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    Sep 1, 2011, 01.22 AMby peaches2218

    I just finished view B of this pattern yesterday, and although it’s cute, I think I actually prefer those side panels as a solid rather than the large-scale print I used. I really like the solid-stripe contrast. I may be making another version of this, except with piping along those seams, after seeing your version. It looks like it could be cute in knit too. I don’t even need the zip in the woven. Do you?

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      Sep 7, 2011, 01.53 PMby ladynunu

      I didn’t use a zip or buttons because I was frightened to interrupt the stripe! My dress slips on easily, so the suggested buttons – which are really cute – are mainly decorative. Happy sewing!

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    Aug 31, 2011, 09.54 PMby nouvellegamine

    very cute! i have that pattern too & this is a great idea :D

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    Aug 31, 2011, 07.15 AMby monikapullerits

    Quite interesting! I wouldnt have thought about that kind of pattern! :) Nice job! Love the ring ;)

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    Aug 31, 2011, 12.23 AMby kinsmana

    Well done!

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