Black & White Stripey Dress

The inspiration for this month’s submission came from Pinterest. I sort of reside there from time to time and when I saw this dress, I knew I had to have it.

Stripey Dress Pinterest

 For my version I used about 3 metres of this cotton sateen fabric that I found on ebay. I like buying fabric from the local shops but sometimes I can’t find what I look for, and this was one of these instances. I can’t say it was of an excellent quality but it was good enough for what I wanted it to do.

Black & White Stripey Dress

The front of the bodice is the BHL Flora dress faux-wrap. Now with this we had a lot of issues, it took about three muslins to make it fit. I don’t know if it’s the pattern or me (I’m literally tiny at the top, so maybe it was me), but I did take quite a bit off the actual wrap in order to get it to an acceptable size that would allow everything to stay covered, if you know what I mean. The armholes and all the edges of the bodice are finished with facings.Bodice facing

The back is self-drafted, not exactly as the one in the picture but I did try a few different versions and this was the one that worked the best. I particularly liked the play with the horizontal and vertical stripes on the inspiration dress and decided I should try it on mine too. I think it creates a great effect. The skirt is a self-drafted semi-circle skirt.

Stripey Black & White Dress back

For the hem, I placed the stripes at a different angle again and finished it with a bias tape (it’s not black or white though :0) and a split curve, because we love split curved hems.

Not a very nice picture sorry



The bodice is finished with an invisible zipper on the side, and in terms of pattern matching well…

Matching pattern check :)

Matching pattern check 🙂


Not so check :(

Not so check 😦

Despite making this dress last-minute and posting while on holidays, this is one of my favourite makes, so far, I have worn it as well, and it did receive a lot of compliments 🙂 I love the way it flows when you swirl around and if you want to see this and a few more pics, you can always visit me here 

31 thoughts on “Black & White Stripey Dress

  1. Sitting here in Mickie Dees going “Oooh, ooh, ooh” in my mind. I LOVE this dress on you. You know, I’m going to look up “Cotton sateen” and see its uses. I know I’ve seen this in person but my mind is blocking about it lately.

    Bravo, woman. You done good.




  2. Wow, this is fabulous! Love your inspiration picture, and how you’ve made a more wearable (and utterly fabulous!) version of it!


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