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?