If you sew, you know that you can do a lot with stripes. They can go every which way, making all kinds of interesting patterns. I’m not sure that the dress on the left is homemade, but the wearer is certainly a lover of stripes. They go in all different directions on her dress—horizontally, vertically, in chevrons. There is no pattern piece that doesn’t have its own distinct trajectory.
The dress on the right is obviously much tamer, but if you look carefully you will see the fabric is a zigzag. A well patterned pair!