Today I’ve got the last McCall’s project I created for the “Fashion Sewing + You” series to share with you. Bummed we’re at the end of this project, but I am super excited to start planning some fall sewing projects. It seems a little early to start thinking about clothes for colder weather, but I feel like this summer is just flying by!
When I was brainstorming different ways to use stripes to customize me-makes, I knew I wanted to use more than one striped fabric in an outfit. As I browsed the McCall’s catalog I searched for a dress with lots of seam lines. Garments with lots of seaming are perfect for playing with stripes! I loved the silhouette of M6028 and thought the two different front side panels would be perfect for what I wanted to achieve.
I love the way these two different black and white striped fabrics play off of each other. I think they complement each other well. I also think the neoprene is a nice contrast to the stripes, which are both cotton blends. It gives the dress a little bit of added structure, and I love the way it hides my tummy!
The armholes and the neckline of the dress are finished with bias tape made out of the bigger striped fabric. I love the little peak of stripe inside the armhole.
And that’s the final dress!
Want more ideas for using striped fabrics in your fashion sewing? I’ve put together a Pinterest board just for you!
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my makes for the “Fashion Sewing + You” series, and I hope the videos have inspired you to get creative with your sewing!
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