Horizontal. Vertical. Diagonal. Stripes. I want to wear them in a box or with a fox or in Fort Knox. They’ve been on my mind considerably. It doesn’t help that all of my social media feeds keep tempting me with more stripey fashion. Tipping me over the edge was the awesomely clever, curve-loving stripe placement on this recently Instragrammed dress by Andie of Sew Pretty in Pink.
Here’s the rest of the inspiring, striped lovelies that have been strolling through my mind palace like spoiled divas. They all have ridiculous price tags, but knock-affable features for the gung-ho seamstress. Take a scroll with me…
This $1,420 dress by Thakoon with its low neckline, elasticated waist and wide pastel striping is the picture of cuteness. And, the model’s skin with those colors!
I want to date this dress by J.W. Anderson. I’m not sure what the technical term is for that off the shoulder flounce detail, but I love how it sits ever so slightly askew to echo the bias, tri-color stripes. At $1,419, it’s waiting to be bought by a high rolling dame or DIY’d by a clever maker.
A drapey wrap dress pattern, a big floral print and the perfect coordinating striped fabric could recreate this look from Chloe. Luckily the silk crepe de chine available to home sewers is way more affordable than the $2,095 price tag of this beauty.
I can always count on Stella McCartney to bring it. The simplicity of stripe layering on this t-shirt dress is what’s makes it catch your eye. I’m hoping something like this catches my sewing machine soon.
Speaking of simplicity. The way Altuzarra is working the stripes on this shirtdress…the only effort at matching is on the almost invisible front pocket. Instead of paying $1,321 for it, I might let it inspire an adventure with McCall’s 6891, an underestimated pattern in my stash that could ease me into shirtdressmaking.
A knock off of this $1,570 Piazza Sempione dress in a knit is totally doable with McCall’s 7121. Finding the thick, double stripe fabric would be the challenge.