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Stripe-A-Bow dress

Added Jan 13, 2010

by loyl8

Wauwatosa, Wisco...






Stripes.Ruffles.Bows oh my! I really love this dress. Very comfortable. I wore it when I went out for my birthday. It kind of reminds me of a cake. I made a boat neck t-shirt dress and sewed the stripes on and hand-sewed on bows. The bottom is 2 rows of ruffles. I hand sewed the hem on the sleeves. The neckline is a ruffled peterpan collar with a bow. The neckline is reinforced with an added interfaced piece. On the front and back I sewed loose pleats. I added inseam pockets under one of the stripes. I made a black braided belt with it for when I wear it in the summer. It didn’t turn out exactly like I wanted it to, but I still love it. i did not use a pattern for this dress.

Material Notes

Black & white mesh, nude t-shirt material, thread,interfacing, and smiles




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Mod, Romantic
Blends, Knits/Jersey

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    Feb 1, 2011, 01.37 AMby sandoz18

    Sooo cute! How did you sew on the stripes? Are they interfaced at all? I’d love to try to my hand at something like this!

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      Feb 1, 2011, 03.02 AMby loyl8

      it was very easy the stripes are thin nylon stretchy mesh cute into strips and sewn on the top (not the bottom). the ruffles were hand ruffled and then sewn on with a machine. The only thing I interfaced was the neckline that i cut separately and sewed on. Thanks for liking it. anymore questions just ask :) good luck

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    Feb 16, 2010, 10.56 PMby bjorgg

    love it, love the pattern! :)

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    Jan 16, 2010, 08.52 PMby simo-1

    Wow!!!! I really like it! It’s so cool!

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    Jan 16, 2010, 08.07 PMby Made by Raki

    veoma veoma veoma lepo! very nice! :)

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    Jan 15, 2010, 06.34 AMby meiling

    Absolutely gorgeous! I like the pattern you’ve made of the stripes!

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    Jan 14, 2010, 02.48 PMby captainkitsch


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    Jan 14, 2010, 01.07 PMby emilie6709


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    Jan 14, 2010, 05.06 AMby sewithought

    aww this is super duper cute!!

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    Jan 14, 2010, 01.09 AMby camilaustral

    what a great idea! you look great!…a million times better than the dressform :D

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    Jan 13, 2010, 04.47 PMby moransa

    I love this! It’s unique and stylish and looks so comfortable.

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    Jan 13, 2010, 10.52 AMby kathariney

    really cute on you. it looks so comfy that i want to have one too ;-) and your whole outfit is lovely (with the jacket and pearls), seems like you got a chanel style going on there .

    nice job.

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    Jan 13, 2010, 10.04 AMby susisonne

    Very cute, I like it!

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    Jan 13, 2010, 09.02 AMby jasmine77

    It looks great on you. And comfy too!

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      Jan 13, 2010, 09.27 AMby loyl8

      Thank you!! ;)

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