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Stripe madness

Added May 31, 2009

by Jodi Wade

Budapest, Hungary






I’m so glad this dress is finished! All those stripes gave me quite a bit of grief. In my matching madness I kinda lost sight of the goal (a well-fitting dress) and made it too small but I managed to fix it. Now it’s over! It’s done! So I’m happy :)

Material Notes

Quite thick striped cotton, invisible zip, boning





I used some of the bodice pattern pieces from Burda pattern #7829 and I used a

skirt block

My seam ripper for doing so much hard work

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    May 17, 2011, 04.54 AMby karinsi

    What a fantastic neckline! I really like they way you used the stripes, looks great.

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    Aug 4, 2010, 06.46 AMby dabura

    absolutely gorgeous!!! well done :)

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    May 28, 2010, 09.59 PMby littleweasel

    Lovely dress! You did a beautiful job with piecing the bodice (and coming up with the design yourself!).

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    May 16, 2010, 06.20 PMby lrhwright

    I for one am glad you hung in there, the details and difficulty are encouraging. The overall outcome is beautiful… Enjoy wearing it! Thank you for posting.

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    Feb 20, 2010, 12.10 AMby lianaluv

    I love the stripe detailing on the top.

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    Dec 28, 2009, 10.44 PMby jude66

    this dress is amazing, you matched the striped so well, very impressed!!

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    Nov 20, 2009, 03.48 AMby petitmoutonbleu

    i fell in love!!!!!!! …speachless!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!

    LOVEEE IT!!! love the fabric the dresss evrything!!!!!

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    Oct 26, 2009, 06.51 AMby kel2288

    Well I would say it was well worth it!!! i love this dress!!!!!!

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    Oct 23, 2009, 08.12 AMby strickmeise

    What a wonderful dress! I love stripes – how you managed them at the bust is really great!

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    Aug 30, 2009, 10.19 PMby loyl8

    I love this dress. Very good job and soo adorable and sexy

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    Aug 30, 2009, 01.07 PMby tschasta

    that is sooo cool

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    Aug 17, 2009, 04.59 PMby x-tora-x

    Oh beautiful dress! Nice work!

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    Jul 6, 2009, 09.54 PMby b-ella

    Fabulous. The fit is super and the form looks flawless. I love it.

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    Jun 21, 2009, 05.58 PMby paranoire

    now THAT’S sweet!

    I really love how you workd with the stripd fabric!


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    Jun 9, 2009, 03.53 PMby sebeskeen

    This dress is amazing, i love the detail at the top and it looks like it fits well. Well done :)

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    Jun 2, 2009, 07.05 AMby zozowahine

    Wow! Your dress is beautiful! I can’t believe how well you matched up the stripes! If I saw this in a shop I would find it very hard to walk away without buying it! It would be very interesting to see how this pattern looks in a plain fabric. Amazing work.

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    Jun 2, 2009, 12.21 AMby kathariney

    You did a fabulous job on this dress with all those strips! It turns out so great, and with a beautiful fit. Love that unique neck line!. and thanks for your comment on my dress btw :)

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    Jun 2, 2009, 12.17 AMby sew4my3

    WOW! This is a favorite for me! All that grief of creating this dress really paid off! The fit is amazing and I adore the use of the stripe fabric!

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    Jun 1, 2009, 11.19 AMby prad7carm

    Great job!!!! You did an amazing job on matching the stripes up. I love the bodice too, did it take you a long time?

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    Jun 1, 2009, 09.00 AMby jacquelinegeorge

    Love. love. LOVE!!

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    Jun 1, 2009, 03.01 AMby anajan

    Oh Jodika, the dress is GORGEOUS! Fabulous work with stripes.

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    Jun 1, 2009, 02.22 AMby hajnika

    Woooow! This is great,so fun,and great job!!! Looks beautiful on you!

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    Jun 1, 2009, 12.23 AMby candyjoyce

    this is awesome.

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    Jun 1, 2009, 12.18 AMby machelefranklin

    Wow, that’s deadly !! Really cool !

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    May 31, 2009, 11.22 PMby harlekin

    This is so beautiful. Normally i’m not that much into stripes, but this is just adorable!!

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    May 31, 2009, 07.03 PMby lunatepetal

    looks fantastic on you!!!

    I think it was worth spending that much time and effort to make the perfect dress :)

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    May 31, 2009, 06.58 PMby ralarkins

    But it is so cute!

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    May 31, 2009, 06.55 PMby smvphotography

    hot stuff! all the works was definitely worth it. so clean yet so fun. beautiful craftmanship!

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    May 31, 2009, 06.35 PMby emilykate

    Wow wow WOW! I take my hat off to you- matching stripes IS a real pain but you have excelled, and really made the way they meet and chevron away a graphic feature of the dress. I especially like the neckline detail.

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