Those who have been following us for a while will know our family loves an opportunity for matching outfits. There is no better opportunity than Stakes Day! This year we went with a striped fabric that Erin sourced from DK Fabrics in Adelaide. If you are in the area and looking for fabric stores check out her Must Visit Fabrics Store in South Australia blog.
Lauren and Erin’s Outfit
For our stakes day outfits, we chose patterns with panelled sections so we could play with the direction of the stripes in the fabric.
Lauren wore Vogue 9357 which is designed by Carlos at Vogue Patterns. We took the band out of the waistband as we didn’t need the extra panel or else it became too busy with all of the stripes. We utilised the front seam and cut the panel on a 45-degree angle and matched the stripes up the middle when it was stitched together (a nervous but rewarding moment)
Erin created a striped version of the Vicki Sews Lorraine bodice and added a gathered skirt with a horizontal band around the hem. The hem panel was the width of the crinoline we had on hand, we like adding crinoline into the hems of some of the dresses to give a fuller hem to some light fabrics.
Robyn and Davids’s Outfit
We don’t often have the opportunity to share what we sew for our parents, but after ourselves, they are the people we sew for the most!
With all of these garments, we were looking for a chance to showcase the panelling with the stripes of the fabric. For Mum, we returned to Vogue 1312 which is a pattern we had made for her in a light blue textured linen we love the bottom band and then insert the chance to cut it with the stripe going around meeting an up and down of the bodice running into the skirt was a great combination.
We love making Dad a matching shirt but for this occasion, he wanted to wear a tie so we created a self-drafted, Two Sewing Sisters tie that he could wear with tan chinos and a white shirt. The weather was surprisingly cool and we had just finished making him Simplicity 9191 in blue wool which we quilted.