Thursday, April 4, 2013

All Types of Stripes

When I was thinking about Chevron Week for Project Run & Play, I knew I wanted the chevron I used to be subtle. A couple years ago I updated all of our patio furniture cushions and pillows in a bold yellow and white chevron print. While I still like the cushions, I like that they are outdoors and not in my house. I guess after the experience I tired a little of chevron and I have never bought more of it again.

But I am a sucker for stripes. Probably half of mine and my children's closets are filled with stripes. And I have been pinning dresses that play with stripes in all different directions and I am liking that too.

There was no quick part of creating this dress. It took me time to figure out the pattern. Then it took me a lot of time to cut the pieces in the right direction using the right side of the fabric. And then piecing and sewing it all together took longer than I expected too. And in the end there is no actual chevron in the dress, although you are supposed to see it going vertical up the sides of the dress.

This last picture makes me laugh a little. The way her neck and shoulders are all tense and I know her face is scrunched up because I asked her to turn around for a picture of the back of the dress. You see, Drew has been modeling for me since she was two and the girl does not like to be told what to do or directed in her photo shoots. She is in charge of the photo shoot and my job is to just stay quiet and snap away on the camera. "How dare she tell ME how to pose," she is thinking.

Next week is all about the details- choose a favorite detail to showcase in a children's wear design. I'm thinking pleats.


  1. lol my kids are the same! Love the stripes!

  2. This dress is AMAZING! Did you make the pattern yourself?
    So okay maybe not crazy chevron but definitely very cool. I love kid's clothes like that

  3. This dress just scream comfort. I'd take one in my size...very cool looking

  4. So cool! I love the way you played with the lines!

    -Ash P

  5. awesome !
    parts of the dress reminded me of the British flag.

  6. I know that planning out those stripes took time, but it sure was worth it! What an attractive dress, and it looks comfortable too.

  7. Very fun. Love the stripes what a great adaptation.

  8. I think this is one of my favorite things you've made. I just love it!