I saw a dress on Pinterest with stripe blocking and knew that I wanted to do something similar where you block shapes with stripes instead of colorblocking. The issue of course, is that when you turn fabric to cut crossgrain instead of on the length of grain, the stretch is different. However, it's okay if you turn the fabric to be crossgrain in a part of the garment that doesn't rely on the fabric's natural give as part of the design, and the hem on the Lottie is a perfect place for this kind of detail.
If you've never sewn with the Cotton + Steel rayon before, let me tell you, it's flowy! And on this windy day, I had an impossible time trying to get it to behave! I was getting blown away!
I will show you how to do this hack tomorrow, but in brief, essentially I cut the pattern at the "lengthen or shorten" line, then cut the remainder from there crossgrain. I liked that it felt like a t-shirt that I added a band to at the hem, so I went with that and added a chest pocket to play up that idea.
Join me tomorrow for details on how to hack your Lottie to make this look. It's super simple, but can have a big impact with the shift in stripes.