Wednesday, 26 March 2014

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Straight Lines and Angles: Rainbow Pennant Dress

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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.

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As soon as Jess asked me I signed up right away because having fun with shapes and lines is right up my alley.

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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.

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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.

SLAA back 2

The back was given a centre seam and I cut the stripes on the diagonal and mismatched it across the seam for visual interest.

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And also because I had zero interest in trying to stripe match across the side seams, haha.

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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.

Oh Maia

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 after leaving a comment here so I know someone is reading.

36 comments:

  1. omg Amanda! I love this! It's so colourful and fun!!

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    1. Thanks, Ari! Can't wait to see yours :)

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  2. What a great dress! The front is awesome, and I love that you split the stripes in the back.

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    1. Thanks! The front was a bit of a PITA with all those small pieces to keep track of but I got there in the end :)

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  3. Love this dress! It is seriously adorable and perfectly Maia!

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  4. EMGERD!!! So much Awesomeness! My girl would love this! She's not into frou-frou, girly, princess, but rainbow and stripes are tight up her alley.

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    1. That's funny, Melanie, Maia would probably *love* frou frou / girly / princess if I was willing to make it for her. I'll post more of my thoughts on that in my Calling All Kids post :)

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  5. I love this dress SO much! It suits Maia! Love it! :D

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! And also thanks for cheering me on when I was working on it :)

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  6. I love this so much. I love rainbows and stripes and this is just perfect. I've already got two birthday dresses for the big girl (rainbow stripes and a Wonder Woman dress), but I may have to add a third. Also, Maia is just adorable.

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    1. Thanks, Amelia! Can't wait to see your girl's dresses!

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  7. This is super fun! Love it!

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  8. Great dress! All those different colors and threat changing.. I guess it took a while making this dress...;)

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    1. It didn't actually take *too* long but required concentration for sure :)

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  9. Love this dress so much, tempted to make myself one :) the neck binding is so ace. And love that last photo, she made me smile so much :)

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  10. WOW!!!! I find it really amazing! I love it!!

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  11. That dress is like the cutest thing ever!!! The model totally rocks it too!!

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  12. I am in love with this! The stripe mismatching in the back is perfect. The colors are so fun with the black and white stripes. Such a cool dress.

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  13. This is incredible! Definitely worth all the work involved. I LOVE IT!!!! Impressed you slipped panoply in there too ;)

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  14. Wow! This is one fab dress.My six year old would love it.
    But if I get my act together in time for the next Kids Clothes Week she'll have a polka dot girl skater dress.

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  15. The colors, the polygons, the stripes...all kinds of crazy awesomeness!! I love this dress, Amanda!

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  16. Love the colours. Just right for the weather

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  17. I like this post. This is really an informative post.

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  18. This might be my favourite dress you've ever made. It is every shade of awesome!

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  19. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post, It is awesome.

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  20. Great article, it is nice to read your article..

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  21. wow, that is simply a masterpiece!

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  22. this is the sort of dress id have KILLED for as a kid ! or in fact as a grown up!!! x

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