Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

Added Feb 17, 2013

by pambox

Sydney, Australia

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Description

This fabric from Tessuti was bought on a complete whim, basically because I loved the ridiculously bright stripes. I didn’t have any particular plan for how to make this dress, other than it would be playing with different directions in the stripes.
I didn’t use a pattern, just sketched out the pieces straight on the fabric. I decided that vertical stripes would be best for the bodice, and horizontal for the skirt. I tried it on without sleeves but it looked a bit too 80s tennis dress. I wasn’t sure what to do for sleeves, because I wanted to keep playing with directions of stripes and thought normal sleeves probably wouldn’t work. I had two triangular pieces left over from cutting out the skirt, so I decided to see how they’d work as sleeves. They looked good, with the stripes on the diagonal, so I decided to stitch in the triangles.

I had been hoping to photograph this dress on a bright sunny day, but it’s just been clouds and storms the last few days. So instead, this is on a cloudy day, contrasting to the brightness of the stripes.
Photos (and title) by Ezzles.

Material Notes

1.5m striped jersey

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Beach, Other
Material
Knits/Jersey

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    Feb 18, 2013, 08.32 AMby The Tropical Sewist

    a very appropriate title! i do love the bright colours too and it’s really neat what you’ve done with the stripes!

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      Feb 18, 2013, 10.51 AMby pambox

      The bright colours work together really well – neither would work alone, but together, they’re just fun.

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    Feb 17, 2013, 04.09 PMby TailorFairy

    love it! so pretty!

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      Feb 18, 2013, 10.51 AMby pambox

      Thanks!

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    Feb 17, 2013, 02.06 PMby Mary Athey

    Fab,dress and fabric. I love.how.you’ve.done.the sleeves x

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      Feb 18, 2013, 10.51 AMby pambox

      Thankyou!

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