Nothing looks neater and better finished than a garment whose stripes match up. I had a bit of red and white striped cotton jersey remaining from my foray into T-shirt drafting and quickly knocked up another kimono wrap top, designed by Stephanie of Three Hours Past... this is actually my fifth one. I love it so much - it's easy to sew and easy to wear. In previous versions I've left off the centre back seam for speed but with this one I kept it in just so that I could get a chevron spine.
Look at the patterns the stripes make as they wrap around - oh dizzying! On the left - tied at the back and on the right wrapped all the way around and tied in front.
And here's some super stars who took the time and matched their stripes too:
Mujerboricua with her ginger skirt chevrons