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

Hem

 

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.

    Cheers,

    Lyric

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  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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