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DIY Perfectly plaid

DIY Perfectly plaid

Since I can remember, I’ve been in love with plaid.  It’s one of those fabrics that can turn an ordinary dress into something a bit more special.  This plaid suiting from moodfabrics.com is one of those fabrics.  It’s a perfect light weight one direction stretch summer suiting that’s perfect for not only dresses but would also make a great fitting pair of pants.

This dress was made vintage Simplicity 8390 with the following pattern alterations:

-Removed the fluted hem portion of the pattern and used only the top portion

-Added 6″ to the length

-Added an encased 1/2″ elastic around the waist

-Used the sleeve of McCalls M5927 and left 3 1/2″ of the bottom of the sleeve seam open.

Dress: DIY

Heels: Giuseppe Zanotti

Bag: Vintage

Sunglasses: Stella McCartney



  1. Celeste
    August 28, 2017 / 6:06 pm

    Hi my fav DIY blogger. I love the choice of fabric and style. Beautiful!!

  2. Yashika
    August 30, 2017 / 6:40 am

    This dress is absolutely beautiful and great for fall. This needs to be one of your new designs for McCall!

    • Nikki
      September 12, 2017 / 3:38 am

      Thank you……..I can put this on my list as a tutorial. It was very quick and easy.

  3. Shameka Reed
    September 10, 2017 / 6:55 am

    I’m so in love with this outfit.

    • Nikki
      September 12, 2017 / 3:36 am

      Thank you so much

  4. Tobi
    September 20, 2017 / 7:09 pm

    Love the simplicity of this dress. It’s actually really similar to a wool pencil length derss I purchased 3.5 years ago from Zara.

  5. Stacey Q
    June 4, 2018 / 11:28 pm

    Hi, how did you draft the skirt?