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Love for houndstooth

Added May 12, 2013

by frkbustad

Bergen, Norway






I used my good, old self-drafted pattern, but had to add a waistband due to the too high waist from the original pattern (note to self: Measure how much and alter the pattern). Also, I had to adjust the waistline, as the waist was not in line at all, so I fastened the waistband 1.5 cm higher up in the back. Still the front waist line is actually higher than at the back, and there’s still wrinkles across my sway back. Annoying, but I’ll ignore it.

I made a kick pleat based on the tutorial from Threads Magazine . It’s a super easy, and very elegantly finished kick pleat! I recommend it. I also think it gives a little extra to the dress by breaking up the “big” back piece.

I didn’t do anything fancy on the inside of the dress. I’ve realised I’m not good in spending time with inside details – if I did, the dress would never be finished (and yes, I finished it the same evening as I was going out for drinks…). So there’s the red overlock threads for you, but I did give myself time to sew a label onto it.

Material Notes

Houndstooth fabric bought in Berlin




Spring, Fall
Garment Type
Cotton, Rayon

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    Jul 30, 2013, 12.45 AMby olystyrene

    This is a lovely, stylish dress. Isn’t it great when you just persevere?!

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    May 16, 2013, 08.53 AMby BiscuitBem

    awesome, what a fantastic fit!

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    May 14, 2013, 07.48 PMby janene

    Wow what a fit. Love this dress :-)

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    May 13, 2013, 06.32 PMby lentretemps

    I love this dress, with his mad men style !

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    May 13, 2013, 07.48 AMby omgdora

    Smoking hot! I love the fit around the bust. Don’t sweat the details, nobody notices them anyway and you’ll fix them in the next iteration :)

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      May 13, 2013, 04.22 PMby frkbustad

      Thanks! It’s so true, only fellow seamstresses will care to look at the inside.

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    May 12, 2013, 10.19 PMby Mary Athey

    its a fab dress and fits you very well. the pbotos are lovely especially the last one with the red rose x

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      May 13, 2013, 04.22 PMby frkbustad

      Thanks a lot!

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    May 12, 2013, 09.52 PMby Moimisie

    It looks great on you. I love how you styled it with the red necklace…

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      May 13, 2013, 04.23 PMby frkbustad

      Thanks, I agree with the red necklace. It makes it stand out. I’m considering making a red belt for the dress!

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