Tuesday, January 29, 2013

2013 Fashion Forecast - On Trend Pt II Vertical Stripes

Hello Fashionastas!

Time for another fashion forecast.  Vertical stripes seem to be on Trend for 2013.  They are everywhere.  Some are referred to as burglar stripes.  But it's more than just black and white.  Stripes are on the runways and in the stores in all colors and all directions. 

When I saw this black and white outfit (above), MJ's song, "Black or White", popped into my head.

While looking at this photo I started singing Elvis's "Jail House Rock".  What's come over me?

Hmm.., I will definitely make something striped during the year.  There are several striped fabrics in the ole collection waiting to be transformed.

I'm making McCall's Fashion Star 6707 pants.  They look similar to the pants shown above.


Will you make a striped garment this Spring?  Please share your thoughts.

In the meantime, here are MJ - singing "Black or White" and Elvis - singing "Jail House Rock".

Stay Turned for more on Trend 2013




  1. What perfect songs for a stripey post! I have an idea for chevroning some stripes for spring ~ don't know if I'll get to it or not!

  2. I have always loved stripes of any sort. When I did interiors it was one of my signatures to put a stripe somewhere in every room. It just adds energy as it does with clothing.

    That big zip and the simplicity of that jacket are very appealing.

  3. I look forward to seeing your review on those pants. I bought that pattern recently.

  4. I just made a top using stripes both vertically and horizontally. Narrow purple and black, in a Katherine Tilton pattern (Vogue 8710). I love it!

  5. YAY for stripes! That's definitely a trend I won't mind wearing this season!

  6. Thanks, ladies, for chiming in. Dixie I'll check out your striped top. Rachel - I really love the look of the McCall pants. I will certainly post my review.

    Thanks again for sharing.

  7. OMG Cennetta, I love those pants and never saw that pattern! I will be picking that one up soon, sale or no sale! Those are the cutest pants ever! Thank you so much for this great post! Good luck on your stripes sewing!

  8. I can't wait to see those pants--you will look dynamit!

  9. Oh, yes...in fact there is something stripey on the cutting table right now!



Blog Widget by LinkWithin