Waaaay too many stripes here - almost double what I needed. I clearly got carried away with myself!
I then painted out two out of every three stripes. this was not fun:
I then repainted them - made some wider, and painted one new stripe for every two I'd painted out:
This was frustrating - I hate it when i get a painting wrong, but there was no alternative, I had to repaint the whole left hand side, it would have looked silly if I hadn't, wouldn't have matched the source image at all. It would have made placing the smaller things difficult as well.
Next step, the orange and yellow top!