I'm participating in a really fun series today from If Only They Would Nap. It's called 'Straight Lines and Angles' and the challenge is based on geometric-inspired design.
As soon as Jess asked me I signed up right away because having fun with shapes and lines is right up my alley.
I started off with a basic a-line block, and slashed it back and forth diagonally (as well as vertically down centre front) to create panels. In the smaller pennant-shaped panels I sewed in plain rainbow colours in descending order and in the larger polygons I sewed in stripes. Right side polygons are horizontal and left side are vertical.
I wanted the panoply of intersecting seams to be as comfortable as possible to wear so there is a tonne of topstitching framing each piece. So many thread changes.
The back was given a centre seam and I cut the stripes on the diagonal and mismatched it across the seam for visual interest.
And also because I had zero interest in trying to stripe match across the side seams, haha.
Arm and neckbands were cut to emphasise the stripes and frame the whole thing. In hindsight, I think I should've made the left sleeve striped to coordinate with the stripes on that side of the bodice.
Playful, colourful, and a little bit crazy. Being partial to a bit of crazy, Maia loves it too.
Thanks so much for thinking of such a cool concept and having me as part of the tour, Jess! There is also an associated giveaway if you want to jump over