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Howling for Vintage Houndstooth

October 31, 2017

Minutes before closing time at my fave vintage clothing store last Sunday, I was flipping through the skirt rack, and there was this.  Houndstooth. Plain style.  My size.  Low price.  Score!    The skirt

I imagined the skirt with tights and a sweater.  skirt ensemble

The sides of the skirt stuck out a little bit, where my hips are not as curvy as ‘Ms. Average’ (whom I’ve never personally met).  So, inside, I sewed a line of stitching on the side seams, to straighten things out.

Skirt side seam--alteration lineskirt side seam 2--alteration line

Then steam pressed the altered seam.

It only takes a few minutes, to do this alteration, but makes the difference between a skirt fitting me, and a skirt that sticks out awkwardly on the sides.

modeling the skirt

And speaking of hound teeth…  I’ve just started being a volunteer foster mom for the humane society.  Here’s my first little guy, 3 months old, with the cutest biggest ears on any pup ever.  He was with me for a month for ‘socialization’.  At first, he was completely timid and shy.  But by the end of the month, he was a little tyrant, demanding attention, chewing on shoes and belts, digging holes in the yard, and basically running the house.  In other words, being a delightful growing pup.  He has now been adopted by his ‘forever family’.  ❤ ❤ ❤


From → Music, Sewing

  1. Pamh permalink

    What a find! The skirt fits perfectly after your alterations. I need to take a skirt or two to a seamstress to do the same.

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  2. Great post. I really love this pattern

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  3. Super cute skirt, and way to go with the pup! I tried to follow your blog but don’t think it happened.

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  4. Awesome find and you did a great job altering it, it fits you perfectly! 🙂
    Also, volunteering as a foster mom for the humane society is such a wonderful, loving and kind thing to do! 🙂 It sounds like you really helped to bring that sweet little pup out of his shell! What a rambunctious little guy he turned out to be! I’m sure his forever family loves him and you’ve done him a world of good! Well done! 🙂

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    • Thank you. I had no idea how much I would love fostering. I’ve had five fosters now, of various ages and breeds. Each one has been special.


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