Striped Tee Dress








 I was reading one of my favourite non sewing blogs the other
Image, Bohemian Traders.
day, 
Iris May Style, and came across this dress by Bohemian Traders which I instantly fell in love with. How couldn't I?  It was striped after all!  I clicked through to the retailer and discovered it came in a few different colours.  My brain kicked into gear and I shopped my stash and my patterns while my plan took shape.  After my marathon Jalie 3352, sewing spree of late, this was the pattern that instantly came to mind for my version. 






As per my tee versions, I lay my Tessuti Alexa pattern on top and cut the Alexa neckline.  This time however I made a facing instead of adding a neckband and topstitched this in place.  To make the skirt I simply lengthened the top pattern, cutting it slightly A line shape.



I made the dress out of a piece of rayon jersey which is lovely and stable so very nice to work with.  

After trying the dress for size, I decided that due to my sway back, darts in the back would improve the shape. I pulled out My Image 1411 and used this as my guide, widening them slightly at the waist.




I am really happy with the resulting dress and it has been worn to work already.  For the winter months I will layer it with tights, boots and  a cardigan or jacket.

Comments

  1. Great dress! I'm another sucker for stripes, especially in the colourway you have used.

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    1. Thank you! You can't go past black grey and white for versatility.

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  2. You are certainly getting your money's worth out of this pattern Andrea. Love the dress and the addition of darts in the back has achieved a really nice fit. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. I do try to reinvent my patterns where possible. They certainly aren't cheap to buy.

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  3. Love it! Going on my to sew list in for the fall.

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  4. WOW what a fantastic dress. I love the big stripe and the colour way. The darts in the back are perfect and really make the dress.

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    1. Thank you Sandra! I do like this type of staple dress in my wardrobe.

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