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My houndstooth dress

Added Jan 26, 2012

by rossallia

Edmond, United S...






A dress in black and white houndstooth wool. Based on a Burda style pattern that I’ve been eyeing for a while and finally found the perfect fabric. I did make the neckline just a notch wider and shortened the dress a bit.

Material Notes





Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Evening Wear

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    Feb 26, 2012, 04.15 PMby Jodi Wade

    Nice dress, great fit.

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    Feb 3, 2012, 01.10 AMby joolee

    Jealous! I need to get that pattern…great job.

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    Jan 30, 2012, 01.12 AMby carolynberni

    It looks so perfectly fitted. I think I have this pattern & seeing how well yours turned out, I think I should get busy. Thanks for posting.

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      Feb 2, 2012, 03.23 AMby rossallia

      Thank you. I haven’t had great success with dresses before because of fitting issues, but the ones that did not turn out definitely thought me what kind of style fit good on me and which ones to stay away from.

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    Jan 26, 2012, 10.21 PMby mkreinders

    Love the dress & the styling. Where or where did you get that fabric?? I have been looking all over for it and haven’t had any luck at all.

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      Jan 27, 2012, 12.21 AMby rossallia

      the fabric was such a great find – I got it on sale at a local Hancock Fabrics store for about $4/ yrd and its 100% wool.

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    Jan 26, 2012, 10.25 AMby schnui

    Great Dress. You look great in it too!!

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    Jan 26, 2012, 08.51 AMby libbysharf

    Love it! That dart is so 60s and just lovely!!

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    Jan 26, 2012, 08.07 AMby loulourosa

    What a beautifull dress, what pattern did you use? I like the way the darts are used on the top.

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    Jan 26, 2012, 07.45 AMby janene

    Such a lovely shape to this dress. I’m as curious as Jess to know what issue mag this was from!

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      Jan 27, 2012, 12.26 AMby rossallia

      @ loulourosa, janene and jessdunstan -
      it is a Burda 11/2007.
      Sometimes it takes me a couple of years to find the right inspiration

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    Jan 26, 2012, 05.43 AMby CationDesigns

    Very nice! Love the little houndstooth “V” in front!

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    Jan 26, 2012, 05.19 AMby jessdunstan

    Cool dress! Which burda style pattern did you use?

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