Houndstooth DIY sweater

While browsing my local fabric store I came across this houndstooth wool fabric that reminded me of my vintage  Oscar De La Renta sweater I found at an awesome deal while consignment shopping.  I had no clue what I was going to do with and then thought back to the beautiful Roksanda Ilincic dress with the most amazing sleeves that I absolutely love.  I picked the easiest Vogue pattern ever and the design inspiration simply came as I sewed.  I added a rolled neckline, elastic waist and extended bell sleeves with pleats.  I was able to finally use my serger so the construction is impeccable.  I’m quite proud of this one.

Sweater-DIY Vogue pattern V8840 with lots of alterations
Jeans- J Brand here
Heels- Beverly Feldman
Clutch-Vintage Fendi
Shades- Prada

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15 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    October 12, 2012 / 6:40 pm

    LOVE love love!!!!

  2. Anonymous
    October 12, 2012 / 6:41 pm

    OMG I saw you on Fashion Bomb Daily today and I LOVE your blog, so classy!

  3. Anonymous
    October 12, 2012 / 6:41 pm

    That sweater is hot and I cannot believe you made it 🙂 so jealous.

  4. Anonymous
    October 12, 2012 / 8:48 pm

    So inspired by your amazing style. Very sharp and elegant. I really like that you mix DIY, couture and vintage! I am sometimes challenged by wanting to look professional, feminine and au currant. Thanks for being so inspirational!

  5. October 12, 2012 / 10:45 pm

    you are serving excellent style and creativity. very inspiring. luv it! jana

  6. Anonymous
    October 12, 2012 / 10:49 pm

    I love a Bell sleeve!!!! Sheryl

  7. October 13, 2012 / 7:02 pm

    Hi,
    Does the sewing pattern come with the fabric when purchased?

  8. JT
    October 14, 2012 / 4:36 am

    I absolutely love your blog! your style is amazing!

  9. October 14, 2012 / 2:26 pm

    i just discovered you on Fashion Bomb and i am in love 🙂 your blog and your style is amazing!

  10. October 14, 2012 / 3:31 pm

    Saw you on FBD, and I love every single outfit!!!! Your style is one of the best by far! looking forward to seeing more as I follow ur blog.

  11. October 14, 2012 / 7:13 pm

    Love it! I found you on FBD as well. Love your looks

  12. October 21, 2012 / 8:27 pm

    I have no idea why I'm just now discovering your blog, but I'm happy I did!! I'm absolutely in love with this post. Houndstooth my favorite pattern. Paired with cobalt blue pants…just stunning. Looking forward to following your posts. 🙂

  13. October 2, 2014 / 3:13 am

    I love houndstooth, very unique design, nice casual take on this fabric!

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