Tuesday, April 12, 2011

outfit 43--my vintage fabric hounds tooth red dress

Could not have been happier to find this 3 yards of 
red hounds tooth knit in a bag of fabric that I bought from Savers for $2!
It is totally the stiff polyester knits of the 70's.  
So, in keeping with the vintage flair, I bought a dress pattern from DI 
and with the help of my mom (also sharing the love of street vendor tacos)
modified it to my measurements and got sewing!  
It is the "hardest" thing I have sewn since high school!
Love the bust line details, the tie and the way the waistline flatters me.  
The rosette flowers are the modern update.  
When the dress costs time and less than $2, 
I can justify my $114 dansko red sandals, don't you think? 


  1. Wow! You made that? You did such an incredible job! Kudos!

  2. This is sooooo awesome! I totally love vintage silhouettes and this flatters you so beautifully. What a steal on the fabric!

  3. Love this dress! And I agree on the shoes :) Shoes are my weakness!! Glad your camera is back :D Thanks for sharing on Thrifty Thursday!

  4. I'm loving that fabric! Can't believe you made that dress!!