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Stripes? Checks?

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    Barb @Barb

    I have some blue and white striped rayon and also some windowpane check fabric. Would these work with the pattern? Or would matching be a nightmare?

    Lightning McStitch @LightningMcStitch

    It would be a challenge, sure. But that doesn’t mean it’s not worth a go!
    Options to make it easier for yourself might include cutting the waist/belt section on the bias (windowpane check) or cross grain (stripe)
    That gives you a bit of a visual break between the bodice and the skirt so your pattern matching across those sections doesn’t have to be millimetre perfect.
    Another option is cutting the bodice on the bias.
    I’m a big fan of stripes and figure there’s always a way if you can be bothered. However it’s definitely more work.
    Here’s the Lisette Butterick faux wrap bodice knit dress in a stripe and I love it!….

    Liesl Gibson

    Oh, I agree with Lightning! Checks would be darling. Like this, maybe?

    Barb @Barb

    Thanks for the input. Some sale fabric in a navy floral may have made its way home with me for a first go at this pattern. I’ll see how that goes and keep anything matching on the back burner for now.

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