Its quite hot in the Bay Area lately and for some reason the office is pretty warm despite the AC. I felt the need for an unlined cotton dress for the office.
I found this barcode stripe stretchy cotton in my stash, and Ive had burdastyle’s sheath dress 2016/10 #105 printed out for a while. Decided the stripes + different pattern pieces would create some interesting visual effect. I was very aware that with a normal stripe (nota. Barcode one) the visual will be more consistent and better, but I m in destashing mode and didnt have any other better stripes in my stash.
I printed out the pattern @91% as usual and the pattern fit super well! I made no alteration. I didnt cut the front pieces on grain in order to achieve the spider-y pattern, but it seems to do fine and didnt have any weird sags. It was impossible to get every single line on the barcode stripe to match, I did as best as I could… trying to match the dark line here and there. I think it turned out good despite the chaotic lines.
I cant wait to re-make this in normal stripes! There re several other stripe placements that would look great 🙂 Or maybe color block too! I love wearing this one to the office, comfortable and flattering 🙂 Oh and the name is because it looks like a spider web… not because I have spy everywhere in the office ^_^ (for all you game of throne watchers, tomorrow!!!!!)
12 thoughts on “The Office Spider”
I love it!!
fabulous working on using the stripe pattern – really makes the dress
Thank you!! 🙂
wow this is fantastic, it is perfect. great fit and look.
I actually thought of you a little after this was done. i thought maybe this is something Beth would sew (except with better pattern matching haha!)
Love your heels btw!!
:D:D i love how you always check out my shoes! hahaha 🙂
This looks so. freaking. cool!!! And I don’t even like spiders! 😉
:D:D thank you!!
I love this!!!!
I’d like to provide you with a free pattern if you could maybe write about it, if you’re interested in considering this, please hit me up!
Wow, this look absolutely amazing! I really love the interesting stripe placement. You’ve done a brilliant job lining it all up too! 🙂