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Title: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: Manuela on May 18, 2019, 03:00:36 AM
Welcome to the Fun with Stripes contest. This contest is all about the creative use of stripes - either one striped fabric or several combined. It is open to all categories, be it garments, patchwork, quilting, accessories - everything foes as long as there are stripes.

As usual a few rules:

1. You shall sew a minimum of one piece - it can be anything, garment, accessories, soft furnishings, quilts, etc. Using at least one or a combination of striped fabrics
2. If you want to make more than one entry, feel free to do so, but submit them in separate posts
3. Please clearly indicate what , if any, pattern you used and what, if any, changes you made
4. You don't need to use a commercial pattern, self drafted is fine
5. Sewing starts on June 1st, you can prepare & fit the pattern and cut before that date
6. Sewing finishes on June 30st please post pictures by July 7th
7. Please use the template below when you submit your entry post


(your name)'s Entry (indicate the number if you have more than one entry  ;))

What did you make and how did you play with the stripes

Pattern used (commercial or self-drafted, anything goes)

A short description on how you made it/problems overcome/etc.

Pictures (ideally included in the text, but I can do that for you if needed)


Happy Sewing




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Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: SewRuthieSews on May 18, 2019, 07:50:36 AM
woohoo, so looking forward to this. I think the stripes will feature in the second colourway in my SWAKOP as well.
Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: SewRuthieSews on May 22, 2019, 09:44:38 AM
Still really looking forwards to this, have some striped things planned I am really looking forwards to sewing for this contest.
Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: doesntworkonwood on May 22, 2019, 10:19:25 AM
I am also tentatively planning to join this one. I just saw SewManju's recent stripey midi dress, and I want to make something similar for summer. I should have some spare time around the last two weeks of June, so it seems that ideal time.
Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: SewRuthieSews on May 30, 2019, 07:49:39 AM
That does look lovely (SewManju's dress).
I am not much of a dress person, but I do like stripes a lot. I quite like the idea of combining stripes of different widths into a top. I have a couple of StyleArc possibilities.
Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: b15erk on May 30, 2019, 08:47:57 AM
I love working with stripes.  I would love to enter this, especially if I can fit it around my Stashbusting efforts.

Count me in!

Jessie
Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: Kwaaked on June 04, 2019, 22:26:52 PM
I have a top in stripes cut out, and ready to sew today, but it'll wind up like the others and just not entering it  0_0
Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: Manuela on June 06, 2019, 02:11:32 AM
Hmmm, I'm thinking about entering one of the dressing gowns I made last weekend....
Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: doesntworkonwood on June 11, 2019, 11:39:11 AM
My fabric just came, it's this (https://www.fabworks.co.uk/collections/all-shirting-cottons/products/slate-grey-white-even-stripe) cotton from fabworks, and it's really beautiful and soft and drapey. The only problem? I read the pattern wrong and ordered a meter less than I need for my pattern. I might have to be a bit creative and forgo certain extras.
Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: SewRuthieSews on June 11, 2019, 18:25:45 PM
nice @doesntworkonwood
anyone else making progress with stripes.
I have some fabric from the cupboard in mibd but nothing has actually happened to make it a reality (yet)
Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: fajita on June 11, 2019, 19:32:48 PM
I have this fabric. I started working on a pattern this weekend gone. I wasn't thinking of entering, but it has stripes, and fits the time frame, so if I do buttons/holes, it may be an entrant. (Though with my skills, not actually a contender).

Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: Lizzy777 on June 11, 2019, 20:46:19 PM
@fajita

I really like that fabric. Looking forward to seeing what pattern you use for it.

lizzy
Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: Kwaaked on June 15, 2019, 18:55:23 PM
@SewRuthieSews I finished my top yesterday evening.  Nothing major, not even worried about the stripes matching, but it goes with the coral satin pants I'm making.

Wasn't even specifically for this contest, I have a coral theme for a mini summer wardrobe and the top will match with 3 of the pants.
Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: BrendaP on June 15, 2019, 20:52:37 PM
I need to make a couple of nighties - current ones are falling to bits - and today some nice viscose fabric, floral over a fine stripe was delivered so maybe I will have something to enter, but it's unlikely to be very spectacular!
Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: SewRuthieSews on June 15, 2019, 23:44:23 PM
@BrendaP its always lovely to see what people enter.

Theoretically my current project could be submitted, but its so simple I'm going to hold off and see what else I can manage during June.

I have some teal and black striped jersey fabrics which could be interesting mixed together. They were black and white but that's a bit high contrast for me so I over dyed them teal. They are the same weight and fibre content so should play well together.
Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: doesntworkonwood on June 16, 2019, 07:48:36 AM
I'm almost finished with my dress. I've just got buttons (which I've only ever done once  :S) and the hem to do.
Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: indigotiger on June 17, 2019, 07:47:17 AM
Fingers crossed that I will get my dress done in time to enter... I've a length of black/blue/grey striped cotton, and today I laid out the pattern pieces to make sure they all fit... I might have to piece one of the skirt gores, not sure what other changes will be needed.. and I will have to draft out a simpler collar than my usual or make it collarless.
Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: StitchinTime on June 17, 2019, 08:41:39 AM
I have fabric and I have an idea, the only thing I don't have is plenty of time to sew. There may or maynot be a "darkside-ish" entry from me.
Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: doesntworkonwood on June 17, 2019, 18:51:17 PM
It is done! It's not perfect, but I'm quite pleased with it and I learnt a lot along the way. I'm just going to put in the wash to get rid of all of the marks and then see if I can find someone to take a photo for me.
Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: BrendaP on June 19, 2019, 15:41:48 PM
I've just finished my nightie.

BrendaP's Entry

It's a nightie so loose fitting and oversize.  Long enough to reach to my ankles 0_0
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What did you make and how did you play with the stripes.
The front and back bodice sectons are cut on the cross, partly for the effect but also much more ecconomical with the fabric; off centre lengthways fold for the skirt pieces and then bodice pieces from the remainder.
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Pattern used

Butterick 5544 (https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/638305591/misses-making-history-nightgown-robe-and?gpla=1&gao=1&&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopping_uk_en_gb_c-craft_supplies_and_tools-other&utm_custom1=70f9caee-7810-4b87-8e62-f571e7c458ba&utm_content=go_325939368_20231685168_88477486128_aud-566693029129:pla-106551294035_c__638305591engb&gclid=CjwKCAjwuqfoBRAEEiwAZErCsltd9fZSPJDl7tJEcsZrbkmOeU76xjLikV6FNB0APvND7HhCnLWtoxoCxkUQAvD_BwE)

A short description on how you made it/problems overcome/etc.
I omitted all the frills; they would have needed masses of fabric and made unecessary bulk - it's a nightie!

Also I cut the front bodice single and used buttons all the way up (pattern says double so that the lapels can be folded back) the pattern on the underlayer would have showed through.

All the seams are overlocked, elastic at wrists zig-zagged rather than casing, and the hems are top stitched with  :vintage:  The buttonholes did its job too.


Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: Acorn on June 19, 2019, 17:54:10 PM
I've just realised that I have made stripes this month!!

What did you make and how did you play with the stripes?
I made a dress and nappy cover pants for my 6 month old goddaughter.  I didn't really play with the stripes, but I did make sure that they were balanced and symmetrical on the dress and the sleeves (and the pants), and that the centre stripe on the bodice matched up with the centre stripe on the skirt - and the pants!!  Unfortunately I don't have a picture of the back, but it has white heart-shaped buttons, and the stripes match up there too.

Pattern used:  Puperita Blue Tit dress (https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/255878469/blue-tit-girl-baby-girl-dress-pattern) and their nappy cover pants (https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/103543262/fully-lined-diaper-cover-pattern-pdf).

A short description on how you made it/problems overcome/etc.
The fabric is a Laura Ashley cotton lawn that has been in my stash for about 23 years.  I know this because I used the first part of it to make a dress for my oldest goddaughter when she was 6 months old - and she has just had her 23rd birthday!  The dress bodice and the pants are lined with white cotton lawn, and the word 'Blessed' is embroidered on the inside of the bodice.

I made both pretty much according to the patterns, although I used French seams so that there are no raw edges visible anywhere.  I added elastic to the sleeves, but kept it loose, because I want to be the godmother who made the pretty dresses, not the one who tortured her with tight elastic!

I hadn't used the nappy cover pattern before, but it is excellent, and was great fun to make.  The pants are fully lined and used what I think is called the burrito method.  I was very good and actually followed the instructions even though at one stage I wasn't sure what I was doing - but it worked like a dream.

They fit her beautifully, although I'm afraid I don't have a good photo to show you.

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Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: Lachica on June 19, 2019, 18:13:19 PM
@Acorn that's a lovely outfit.
Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: Lachica on June 19, 2019, 18:27:20 PM
what did I make?Skirt for 2 year old GD.
how did I play with stripes?I didn't, but I knew that the stripes would appear horizontal at back & front & diagonal as the fabric draped.
pattern?I folded my fabric into 4 then measured from the centre point, marking at 10cm and again at 41cm. (Radius of waist line and radius to hem).  Cut along both curves to give a circle with a hole in the middle.
how did I make it? bought 40mm wide elastic, stitched it into a circle 50cm circumference. Overlocked circular hole in centre of fabric, stitched to elastic using 3step zigzag. Ran a gathering stitch around the hem about 5mm from edge, pulled up enough to avoid creases. Pressed then 2 needle coverlock.   [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  
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Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: doesntworkonwood on June 20, 2019, 14:26:06 PM
Okey doke, here's my entry.

Front (https://i.imgur.com/XK719rB.jpg)
Side (https://i.imgur.com/TcGE8We.jpg)
Back (https://i.imgur.com/q3H0GgJ.jpg)

Doesntworkonwood's Entry

What did you make and how did you play with the stripes I made a maxi shirt dress. The design of the pattern meant that the yoke's stripes went in the opposite direction of the rest of the dress. I also tried to pattern match the centre front and back, as well as the side seams on the skirt.
 
Pattern used Simplicity 8014. I made view B with the skirt of view A.

A short description on how you made it/problems overcome/etc. Because I'd only ordered two meters of fabric (and Fabworks kindly sent me about 20cm extra) I decided to omit the full collar and pockets so that I could fit it in. I also ommitted the center back seam of the skirt so that I could pattern match with the bodice by cutting it on the same fold. The matching on the side seams of the skirt was sort of accidental. I didn't cut intending to match, but when I realised that there was only about 5mm in it I fudged it a little and hand basted the seams to get them to match.
Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: Acorn on June 20, 2019, 14:28:05 PM
Very nice indeed - and just look at that stripe matching!!!  :D
Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: annieeg on June 20, 2019, 16:03:47 PM
@doesntworkonwood
Great dress, really fresh-looking and very nicely made.
Particularly like the top stitching on the back neck yoke.
 :)
Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: SewRuthieSews on June 20, 2019, 16:07:26 PM
@doesntworkonwood what a lovely dress, some really nice stripe matching!
Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: doesntworkonwood on June 20, 2019, 16:21:34 PM
Thanks guys, it's not perfect and I'm not too sure about the fit, but I am quite proud of it! Hopefully it will be warm enough to wear over summer.
Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: Greybird on June 20, 2019, 20:27:12 PM
So you should be proud - it's lovely!
Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: Lachica on June 20, 2019, 20:31:54 PM
That's lovely, great pattern matching on the side seams, things like that make such a difference.
Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: indigotiger on June 22, 2019, 06:44:48 AM
trying my best to get an Everyday Dress finished by the end of the month... I've had to do some creative cutting out of pieces, and changed parts of the pattern. It now has a semi-convertible collar instead of a peter pan collar...
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-idQ_7RSuizU/XQ20tvCs28I/AAAAAAAAKUo/vCqtFLup2E0egzTf4sdmkwPj0gjBzl5SACLcBGAs/s1600/stripey-collar.jpg)
I am amused by the stripes in the front running in various directions. THe collar is only "semi" convertible since I don't see any purpose in running the (not yet sewn in place) buttons and buttonholes all the way up to the top of the button band, as I will never wear it all the way buttoned up!
Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: Greybird on June 22, 2019, 10:11:46 AM
That's beautiful! I love the clever stripes and the neckline looks as if it will be very flattering.
Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: renita on June 24, 2019, 00:37:22 AM
Some of the entries so far are amazing. I love them.
@Acorn - I love that you've put a secret message on the inside of the garment
@doesntworkonwood - what a great job at stripe matching - your dress is elegant and looks perfect for summer
@indigotiger - I too love the way all your stripes are coming together there at the front


This is definitely not an entry yet, but I've spent the weekend having fun making striped fabric at a Saori (a Japanese free-form style) weaving workshop.  It's about 25cm wide and about 5m long.  Now I just have to turn it into a garment! 

I have a pretty simple pattern in mind and there will be no chance of stripe matching, so should be a quick sew as soon as it's dry enough (had to wash it after weaving so it's on the line drying now).  I may get to submit an entry yet.  And whether I make it in time or not, I'm planning for it to be part of my SWAKOP collection somewhere, probably the bridging piece.  Then at least I'll have one piece done!

(https://i.imgur.com/tGgkKPMl.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/3R4g1tgl.jpg)


Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: wrenkins on June 24, 2019, 06:28:15 AM
This is definitely not an entry yet, but I've spent the weekend having fun making striped fabric at a Saori (a Japanese free-form style) weaving workshop.  It's about 25cm wide and about 5m long.  Now I just have to turn it into a garment!


Blimey! First make your stripes!  :loveit:
Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: SewRuthieSews on June 24, 2019, 07:44:53 AM
Wow @renita that's beautiful, would make an amazing Kimono style jacket of some sort!
Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: SewRuthieSews on June 24, 2019, 07:52:13 AM
SewRuthieSews's Entry

I made a cool summer top from a striped cheesecloth with some seersucker type qualities.
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-na3pw5xuayQ/XQS9cWe_3eI/AAAAAAAAMd8/csb2SBrYBqsxMzOyxsaRFNiUi5Wo6p-IwCLcBGAs/s400/Cheesecloth.jpg)

I started with the free pattern, sent to subscribers of the Prima women's magazine.
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-at0cUVusx5Q/XQS9qas8KFI/AAAAAAAAMeA/mic9sQ9Zg5EDnf98Tf6N5qaxENnWK1MxgCLcBGAs/s800/PrimaJuly2019.JPG)
My version most closely resembles View B, however I curved the front hem, and cut the back curve slightly longer. I raised the back neckline slightly and scooped the front neckline slightly. I extended the cut on sleeves and added a wide bias band. I cut the back on the fold. Instead of the facing provided I finished the neckline with a bias band.

The bias bands were different widths and applied in different ways to suit the application. The one at the neck was 2 inches wide folded in half and sewn on to the wrong side of the neckline, folded round to the right side, pressed and topstitched. This gives a very neat and stable neckline.
The bias bands on the sleeve are 3" wide, folded in half and sewn to the right side with the seam then pressed towards the body and the side seam sewn,

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-p9c7I8YJ8iI/XQS-M6aie9I/AAAAAAAAMeI/XnjAzxzawokKzANzPdZ4P_jsrnzz31TkwCLcBGAs/s600/PinkStripes.JPG)
Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: BrendaP on June 25, 2019, 12:11:11 PM
BrendaP's Second Entry

What did you make and how did you play with the stripes

Inspired by the recent thread about lifestyle changes I made some waxed food wraps, three medium and one large and a small bag.  The fabric is red and grey stripes; left over from a dress and matches the kitchen.

Minimal sewing skills, but I did make sure I cut on-grain in both directions and I overlocked the edges.

Pattern used
None

A short description on how you made it/problems overcome/etc.
I watched several You-tube tutorials, then ordered some beeswax and jojoba oil.
Grated the wax (akin to grating hard cheese) then placed freshly laundered fabric over baking parchment on a metal baking tin.  Scattered wax and a few drops of the oil over the fabric, topped with another layer of baking parchment and ironed.  I used my small travel iron and just kept going until the wax melted and oozed into all of the fabric.

I've used them for wrapping sandwiches a couple of times and the large one is currently wrapped around an iceberg lettuce in the fridge.

Pictures
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Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: WildAtlanticWay on June 26, 2019, 09:34:23 AM
WildAtlanticWay’s Entry

What did you make and how did you play with the stripes

A cross body bag as a present for my lovely daughter-in-law. The playing with stripes element is joining pieces together for the long strap and also mixing stripes with spots, diagonals and florals for a quirky feel.

Pattern used (commercial or self-drafted, anything goes)

Followed a YouTube tutorial.

A short description on how you made it/problems overcome/etc.

Had previously made the same bag in pinky colours with a button closure at the top but felt that DIL might prefer something more secure so added a zip to the lining. I’d previously made a Tote bag that had a zipped lining so adapted that. I used Aldi Fat Quarters and a zip from Aldi too.

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Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: renita on June 27, 2019, 10:49:53 AM
What a lovely summery top @SewRuthieSews - I like the adaptations you've made - I think they will make it very wearable.

Great wraps @BrendaP - they are so useful about the kitchen.  I was given one that was sewn into a little pocket, with a button and string I think to close it - great for taking a few nuts as snacks on the go.

@WildAtlanticWay - I love your bag - such a happy piece - very much in line with the 'fun with stripes' theme.

I've finished making a top from my stripey fabric, but it's too dark to take any pictures tonight - will have another go tomorrow hopefully.
Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: WildAtlanticWay on June 27, 2019, 12:37:15 PM
@SewRuthieSews  I’ve got that pattern too! I thought it looks nice and simple so right up my street. I’m glad you’ve posted a pic of your finished top and mentioned how you’d adapted it. I love your fabric choice, just perfect for the current warm spell we’re having.
I can also look back at your pic if I start to feel stuck.  :)
Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: indigotiger on June 27, 2019, 20:13:34 PM
indigotiger's Entry

What did you make and how did you play with the stripes
an Everyday Dress.  I had a lot of fun changing the directions of the striped fabric, bias on the bodice fronts, horizontal on the collar, inner button band, and back yoke, vertical on the bodice back, outer button band gores, and sleeves. The vertical stripes on the gores form chevrons where the seams meet. I played with various options for the place where the button band and collar met, to find the one I liked the best.

Pattern used
my "Everyday Dress" from my small collection of heavily adapted and transformed patterns. I think that the gored skirt of this one originally came from a Sandra Betzina pattern, the front bodice from a Tom and Linda Platt pattern, and the rest of the pattern is self drafted

A short description on how you made it/problems overcome/etc.

I had been saving this striped black/grey/blue fabric for some years, and in the interim, I somewhat expanded in size, which meant that I didn't have quite enough fabric... I laid out the pattern pieces and determined that if I made the skirt panels a little shorter, changed my usual peter pan collar to a straight band convertible collar, cut the button bands from the scraps in two different directions, and pieced the pockets so that only the area visible was from the striped fabric, I could still get a wearable dress.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6Ncn6daUBLw/XRUQzbuz5pI/AAAAAAAAKWA/2TIO9emXBDE99DJhc0_59RUWVNUq0Hj2gCLcBGAs/s1600/stripey-hemline.jpg)
I knew that adding a decorative band of fabric to the bottom edge of the skirt would be simple, as I have done that before, to good effect. I used the fabric from a much beloved and worn out black/grey polkadot Everyday Dress for both the hemline trim, and most of the pocket pieces...

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-F7roxOBmefQ/XRUQz_TVAuI/AAAAAAAAKWE/P_1I0hz6_Mo2QqNa9T_xScl0byM24_xkgCLcBGAs/s1600/stripey-pocketing.jpg)
There was barely enough of the stripey fabric left to cut out pieces large enough to overlap the size of the pocket openings, so I chose to simply zig zag the fabric in place on both raw edges, holding the edges down neatly onto the polkadot fabric. Any other seam treatment would have created either stiffness or a ridge right at my hipline. Using the "fashion fabric" for only part of the pocketing is a technique I have only seen in things like jeans, and have never tried before.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Ib9xniyhOcw/XRUQy3LCv8I/AAAAAAAAKV0/2_0x-eTfmVYkP33jE4ThrCbF7oN9vLVxwCLcBGAs/s1600/stripey-collar.jpg)
The collar was probably the most fun part of the project (despite my having to draft out a plain band collar). Before sewing it all together, I tried both ways of arranging the button band fabric, horizontal or vertical stripes on the outside. My initial thought of horizontal on the outside didn't work as well, since the horizontal stripes looked odd with the bias stripes. I am quite pleased with the way the small lapels turned out, and my having to piece the bias binding for the neckline meant that I could have the direction of the bias on the lapels be mirrored.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kIdMRy6z7rU/XRUQyx1o7bI/AAAAAAAAKV4/M4RWFnOAvm0531qvzAPKGzeyXCtV3353wCLcBGAs/s1600/stripey-dress-1.jpg)
My new stripey dress has proven to be a good addition to my wardrobe, and will be useful in all but deep summer, either by itself or in winter as a middle layer with knitwear under it and a pinafore over it

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9qeVHgtZM6M/XRUQzFM9yFI/AAAAAAAAKV8/0LcThYDdMv4LzXAnB1MpMaZ8xbIKj07pwCLcBGAs/s1600/stripey-dress-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: Tamnymore on June 27, 2019, 20:23:32 PM
Fab dress @indigotiger . Great 'frankenpatterning' to start with and the positioning of tbe stripes is really effective.
Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: BrendaP on June 27, 2019, 20:37:12 PM
Great use of the stripes 0_0
Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: Lachica on June 27, 2019, 20:41:36 PM
Great design & good use of fabric. Like you, I buy the minimum fabric as I hate waste, so I appreciate the amount of time that goes into  pattern alteration.
Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: Manuela on June 28, 2019, 01:02:35 AM
Love the way you played with the stripes @indigotiger, fabulous dress  :loveit:
Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: renita on June 28, 2019, 04:50:24 AM
Renita's entry

What did you make and how did you play with stripes:
I made a tunic/tabard from handwoven fabric.  The woven fabric was pieced together then sewn in such a way that the stripes in the fabric change direction.  On the 'front' the stripes run vertically on the 'left' and horizontally on the 'right', with a v-neck.  On the 'back', the stripes are on the diagonal and there is a piece that forms a shawl, for want of a better word.  All these directions are relative, as the garment can be worn front to back and/or inside out and/or with the collar tucked in or left out. 

I haven't tried wearing it upside down...

I had fun both in the making of the stripes, while weaving the fabric itself, then in the positioning of them in the final garment.

Pattern:
The design is based on one in a Saori patternbook.  It's a bit of fabric origami, known as a 'squid' because of its final shape.  It's always different, depending on the nature and width of the fabric used, but generally hangs well and is very comfortable to wear.


A short description of how you made it, problems etc:
The fabric is a mix of cotton, wool and potentially other fibres, woven on a plain black warp.  I played with colour and weaving techniques to produce stripes of different colours, widths and texture.  After wet finishing, the fabric was cut into 4 equal lengths then pieced to make a square of approx. 1m.  The garment then basically involves sewing two adjacent sides together, leaving enough space to get your head through, adding some armholes and finishing the hem.
 I transferred some of the hem cut-off from the back around to the front, so I'd have a reasonably level hem and to maximise my fabric usage.  Seams are either lapped (woven selvedges = no chance of fraying), or flat felled to enclose raw/cut edges.  The arm-holes were pre-stitched, then cut out and self-bound using fabric scraps.

I decided against pockets to keep it as flexible as possible - the garment has no right or wrong side really.  I elected to turn the hem up towards the side with the fringe showing, as that seemed the more casual option.

I've worn it today, along with pieces from last year's SWAKOP, and think it's a good contender for a spot in this year's collection.

Here's some of the wearing options at the top (and my sewing supervisor and general boss, far right...), and the garment laid out on the floor, along with the left-over fabric (very efficient garment design!) at the bottom.  The colour is much more accurate in the top images.

(https://i.imgur.com/mSXRaHDl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/t0RdlvBl.jpg)





Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: WildAtlanticWay on June 28, 2019, 09:35:00 AM
Wow, a totally unique garment. Fabulous.  :loveit:
Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: Greybird on June 28, 2019, 09:58:38 AM
I think this contest is going to be harder than ever to vote in.
Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: doesntworkonwood on June 28, 2019, 10:05:07 AM
@indigotiger That's so cool how you've played with stripes. You've made some really intelligent decisions to make the most out of your fabric and it looks fab!

@renita There's something about your dress that reminds a bit of the fourth doctor from Doctor Who, in a very good way! I can't believe you handwove your fabric, very cool!
Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: Lachica on June 28, 2019, 21:35:21 PM
Wow @renita that's fabulous, weaving your own fabric 😁The poncho/shawl looks very useful too.
Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: StitchinTime on June 29, 2019, 13:21:23 PM
StitchInTime’s Entry

What did you make and how did you play with the stripes
I made a patchwork, quilted tote bag using vertical and horizontal stripes of different widths. The stripes were used to hide an external zipped pocket and to make a feature of an internal zipped pocket. The stripes were continued on to the handles and offcuts from the handles were used to make an internal slip pocket.

(https://thesewingplace.org.uk/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7333.0;attach=16209)

Pattern used (commercial or self-drafted, anything goes)
The inspiration for this bag was a woven striped bag produced for a London department store. I used a supermarket tote bag to give me an idea of what size to make and took the opportunity to shorten the handles as shop bought bags seem designed for someone several inches taller than me.

A short description on how you made it/problems overcome/etc.
The first problem I had was that most of my fabrics were black and white, but one was black and cream, so I tea-dyed all the fabrics to get a uniform colour.

(https://thesewingplace.org.uk/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7333.0;attach=16211)

I used patchwork (including partial seams) to get the different widths and different directions of stripes. Once the patchwork pieces were the correct size, they were lightly quilted using stitch-in-the-ditch onto offcuts of wadding fused on to a backing of woven interfacing. The handles were also pieced and then reinforced with a woven fusible interfacing before being wrapped around a soft handle cording. I added three pockets to the bag - a “hidden” zip pocket on the outside, a zip pocket on the inside with striped piping, and a slip pocket on the inside using remnants from making the handles.

(https://thesewingplace.org.uk/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7333.0;attach=16213)
(https://thesewingplace.org.uk/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7333.0;attach=16215)

I forgot to mention the main problem I had making this bag - my sewing was significantly impeded by the determination of Not-our-Cat to sit on the fabric at any opportunity.

(https://thesewingplace.org.uk/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7333.0;attach=16217)
Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: StitchinTime on June 29, 2019, 13:22:11 PM
I forgot to mention the main problem I had making this bag - my sewing was significantly impeded by the determination of Not-our-cat to sit on the fabric at any opportunity.
Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: Manuela on June 29, 2019, 13:46:40 PM
@StitchinTime could you please modify your post and go to ‘attachments and other options’ and click ‘insert Attachment’. That embeds the images into the text, I can then copy it into the voting thread with the pictures showing up. I tried to modify your post to do that, but didn’t succeed.
Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: StitchinTime on June 29, 2019, 14:14:15 PM
@Manuela I tried to modify the post as per your instructions, but I didn’t see the option to insert attachment (perhaps because I don’t use the default forum theme). However, I think I might have found a work around by inserting image links to the attachments. Hopefully this will allow you to copy the post to the voting thread, though it does mean the photos appear twice in this thread as I assume the attachments will have to stay for the links to work.
Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: Manuela on June 29, 2019, 14:26:22 PM
Great, thank you @StitchinTime   :)
Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: WildAtlanticWay on June 29, 2019, 14:34:26 PM
@StitchinTime  that’s a great bag. Very creative and completely practical.
How did you make the padded looking handles?
I like that you used tea to turn the white a sepia tone.  :drink: Did you use salt to set the dye?

Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: StitchinTime on June 29, 2019, 14:49:41 PM
@WildAtlanticWay I used some bag cord that had been in my stash for ages to make the handles. It was a soft padded type rather than the usual rope type and I’ve no idea where to get any more when I use the last of it. I didn’t fix the tea with salt - I just rinsed it until the water was clear. I want to get a waterproofing spray for the bag, so I think that will address any potential colour run issues if the bag gets caught in the rain.
Title: Re: Fun with Stripes contest - 1.06.-30.06.2019
Post by: Manuela on July 04, 2019, 16:26:31 PM
Please remember to put your entry posts with pictures up until July 7th  :)