Starring Stripes

15 thoughts on “Starring Stripes”

  1. This has been a fun read and look! I love your stripped asymmetric dress. Instructions are often so bad! I mainly sew with vintage patterns, which I modify, to make more flowy. I am 69, and abhor the boring, and uncomfortable. Great you use so much imagination, and have fun with it all. I am presently tweaking a blouse from a 1970 pattern, and finishing a knit tunic T, with some simple embroidery as hemming. I am in Canada, and mainly shop at charity shops, where I adore the patterns, notions, and fabrics. Happy New Year! Cathie!

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    1. Welcome! I would sew with vintage patterns, but I’m so chunky these days, and most surviving patterns are in small sizes, I’m too lazy to resize completely! Charity shops here seem to be mainly full of tat, I never hit lucky with interesting finds, but hey ho, ebay awaits my whim…I agree that way too many clothes are boring, be it shape or colour [or lack thereof]. You’re only a few years older than me, and I intend to keep going with having fun with clothes until my arthritic mitts won’t let me make more.

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    1. It’s not a dress it’s secret pyjamas lol…as long as I avoid anything with a ‘fitted’ waist, I feel good. Waistbands have to be elasticated, I’m just too lazy to slim down!

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  2. Awesome fabric. Those little pocket things are bizarre though. Do they really make much difference to the hang? I imagine my toddler would find them amusing to stash things in which would be a worry!

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    1. I can only assume the little pockety things do something for the drape…no idea. I love the asymmetry of the whole thing though, and that fabric HAD to be used simply because it’s so crazy and ALL THE COLOURS lol It’s unfortunately a surface print rather than having all the colours right through [ie the back is white] so will not wear brilliantly, but hey ho it was cheap too. The pockets aren’t even deep enough to hold anything much [but yes I’m sure a toddler would be intrigued and could even climb up your back using them…go on, you know you’ll make it anyway.

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  3. Love the dress and the fabric but the actual pattern – really??? The dress really suits you and well done for your staying/faffing power, it would have found it’s way into the bin chez maliw.

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  4. I hate pattern instruct that you have to read like an exam paper. And I would expect better from Vogue! The dress looks great – largely thanks to your fabric choice – but I’m finding the odd pocket thingies of the back a little bewildering.

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