So...it's probably no secret that I like stripes. No, I should say LOVE. I love stripes.
In preparation for a sun dress guest post I'm doing for iCandy Handmade - coming later this week! - I experimented with a few ideas.
This was my first one.
I was using T-shirts I had on hand so I had limited knit. I just loved that gray so much and had to use it. Mistake. I forced it and it ended up looking like I just didn't know how to gather fabric properly. Plus there were obvious T-shirt seams throughout that looked pretty tacky.
I even made the tank top part of the dress from scratch. I was being a bit too ambitious. I plan on cutting it up and salvaging what I can. But this dress is not going to be worn. Nope.
So then I tried again with this black and white knit. I had ample black knit and plenty of white so it was smoother sewing. I also didn't try gathering the strips.
I attached it to a black shirt at first. Well...to be honest. It made me look like an over-sized five year old. Just wrong. The skirt tugged on the shirt and it hung in such a way that made it look very juvenile.
So I cut off the shirt and added 3 inch elastic. :) MUCH better!
I love it now. It's bold to be sure, but very comfortable.
But this isn't my sun dress. Obviously...it's a skirt not a dress.
So, I made a third dress, which is actually 3 dresses and not striped. But more about that later...
See you on Wednesday! :)