DIY Tartan Dress

DIY Tartan Dress
The past few weeks I’ve gone through the process of cleaning out my closet, trying to determine what gets added to my shop my closet, what’s going to be given away and what’s going to the goodwill.  When I came upon this tartan bell sleeve dress I made earlier this year.  It made it’s first stop in the shop my closet pile then to the give away pile and finally back to the closet when I decided to make a few alterations giving it one more twirl.  This dress was made with a wool plaid I picked up at Mood in NY and the currently out of print McCalls M5927 with the following alterations:

Added a gathered waist
Added bell sleeves
Raised the hemline

Belt-Roland Mouret
Heels-Giuseppe Zanotti
Clutch- Bottega Veneta
Shades: Ralph Lauren



  1. October 4, 2013 / 4:54 am

    It looks great! I'm glad you decided to keep it for awhile:)

  2. Anonymous
    October 4, 2013 / 11:33 am

    I love this dress

  3. October 4, 2013 / 1:22 pm

    Great job! Love the sleeves!

  4. October 15, 2013 / 10:29 am

    You're so talented, I wish I could sew anything more than a button back on something 🙂 Love the sleeves & the shoes are cute too. I'm not a fan of plaid but this looks great on you.

  5. October 23, 2013 / 4:55 am

    I love this version! You look amazing as usual.

  6. November 3, 2013 / 7:39 pm

    This is BEAUTIFUL! the sleeves just put it over the top! If you ever put in back in the shop pile I'll be first in line

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