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Fit and Flare Houndstooth

Added Sep 22, 2013

by kisses

Kingston, Jamaica






I am a big fan of black and white fabrics and houndstooth or dogstooth is no different. The shape is of a broken checks or abstract four pointed shapes and I love it because it gives a classic look.

I used it to make a fit and flare look where the top has ruffles with six buttons, front bust darts, back pleats and a round collar that stops directly on each shoulders. A zipper is also enclosed at the side to give it added ease.

The skirt is flare with pockets (own design). The dress is sleeveless and it is completely lined. I used the top of the tweed dress from burdastyle Dec 2012 as a base of inspiration and then I add my own style to capture the design that I want.

I really love how it turned out, my experimentation was a success and wore it out. It was a fun wear and a happy feeling :-)

Material Notes

2 yds houndstooth, 6 buttons




Garment Type

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    Sep 24, 2013, 05.34 AMby SassyT

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      Sep 24, 2013, 09.47 PMby kisses

      Thanks SassyT :-)

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    Sep 24, 2013, 03.42 AMby bethmaryharley

    This looks AWESOME! The belt really pulls the outfit together and the fabric is great!
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      Sep 24, 2013, 09.46 PMby kisses

      Thanks very much :-)

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    Sep 24, 2013, 02.03 AMby velvetribbon

    Absolutely adorable! I like the way you add the collar from the shoulder to the back side. And I love the fabric too:)

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      Sep 24, 2013, 01.29 PMby kisses

      Thanks Velvetribbon…I love the fabric too and very pleased of my experimentation :-)

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    Sep 23, 2013, 05.01 PMby liliv-1

    Wow kisses, another favorite for me!

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      Sep 24, 2013, 01.25 PMby kisses

      Thanks Liliv…glad you like it…I absolutely love this look

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    Sep 23, 2013, 04.33 PMby Moimisie

    Great dress kisses! I love the idea for the collar.

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      Sep 24, 2013, 01.26 PMby kisses

      Thanks Moimisie :-)

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    Sep 23, 2013, 10.27 AMby Brahdelt

    I absolutely love the neckline and the back pleat, they make the dress interesting. And the black&white houdstooth is always a winner! :-)

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      Sep 24, 2013, 01.24 PMby kisses

      Thanks Brahdelt…it is really an interesting dress :-)

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    Sep 23, 2013, 01.21 AMby rita61

    Nice. I like the way the collar stops on the shoulders.

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      Sep 23, 2013, 09.04 PMby kisses

      Thanks Rita…my big risk paid off

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    Sep 22, 2013, 11.56 PMby schnui

    Great dress Kisses. But really nice shoes!!!

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      Sep 23, 2013, 07.37 PMby kisses

      Thanks Schnui…The shoes is one of my favorites :-)

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    Sep 22, 2013, 08.49 PMby cathysews

    This is really lovely. You make some fantastic dresses.

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      Sep 23, 2013, 04.32 PMby kisses

      Thanks Cathy…much appreciated :-)

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    Sep 22, 2013, 08.49 PMby Mbaliyethu

    love your dress, and how you styled it up with those shoes. I’m such a big fan of hounds tooth especially during fall or winter, I just love it.

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      Sep 23, 2013, 03.59 PMby kisses

      Thanks You….I love hounds tooth too I just cant get enough

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    Sep 22, 2013, 03.46 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Very nice Kisses! I love that dress! the collar is a nice detail – you are beautiful in black and white, and I like the blue belt in the waist ;-)

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      Sep 23, 2013, 03.47 PMby kisses

      Thanks Ellen…I so love black & white and it suits me perfectly :-)

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    Sep 22, 2013, 03.22 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Very nice interpretation, kisses:) I like the way you matched the fabric and pattern, they both won the prize – to become your beautiful dress:) All the details and accessoires make the style. Beautiful outfit!

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      Sep 23, 2013, 03.43 PMby kisses

      Thanks Oksana :-)

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    Sep 22, 2013, 03.00 PMby Mary Athey

    I love this on you kisses, the fabric the fit the ruffle and the buttons are fabulous. This is another triumph x

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      Sep 23, 2013, 03.41 PMby kisses

      Thanks Mary for lovely comments :-)

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