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Houndstooth is one of those classic patterns that will never go out of style.  Many many many years ago one of my favorite pieces of clothing was a houndstooth rain coat I think I wore everyday of the fourth grade.  I won’t even discuss why I was the only kid walking around in a houndstooth rain coat, suffice to say I LOVED it.

This houndstooth is a medium weight cotton suiting with stretch in the weft.  Although this dress doesn’t require stretch, this fabric would be great as a fitted skirt or pants.

This dress was made using vintage Vogue 9143 with the following alterations:

-Remove 19″ from the length of the dress

-Added 6″ to the length of the sleeves

Chandler’s dress was made using Simplicity 2376 with the following alterations:

-Added 2″ to the width of the frill

-Added a 1/2″ maxi piping

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Me: (Dress-DIY) (Heels-Giuseppe Zanotti) (Shades-Steven Alan)

Chandler: (Dress-DIY)  (Boots-Dr. Martens)



  1. AJ Hill
    March 22, 2016 / 12:54 pm

    Great DIY. Your “Mommy and Me” posts are wonderful.

  2. Lora Davis
    March 22, 2016 / 4:05 pm

    Ya’ll are too cute:)

  3. Timesa
    April 6, 2016 / 6:46 am

    I love this look! Your daughter is the cutest!

  4. Farah
    April 14, 2016 / 7:10 pm

    Always beautiful! You slayed this look!