Mad for Plaid

do it yourself upcycling textile
Initially, my husband thought I bought this plaid/tartan dress that I wear during the Australia Day celebration weeks ago. Didn’t he realized that I made it using our Aussie Grandma’s extra tartan fabric that she gave last year to play with. 

The design was inspired by the dress from the Shrimp collection, which has the US$600 priced tag. You’ll never saw me spending that match for a dress!

dress from Shrimp Farfetch.com
From a Shrimp Collection in Farfetch.com 




do it yourself upcycling textile

do it yourself upcycling textile

By combining two types of plaid/tartan prints, I made myself busy in my studio and play with these fabrics while watching the fashion tv series called Katy Keene. Have you watched that show? 

Nevertheless, I’ll share my thoughts about it on my next blog!

Now here’s my final dress!

do it yourself upcycling textile

do it yourself upcycling textile

do it yourself upcycling textile

do it yourself upcycling textile

do it yourself upcycling textile

A dress made of tartan fabric is always a classic. It looks posh, and give that expensive look, and in my case, I don’t have to spend hundreds of Australian dollars for that. 

The dress looks wonderfully comfortable and wearing this somehow attracts (good) attention. This autumn is a great occasion to wear more plaid outfits. Last autumn, I also made an upcycled plaid outfit in blue color, and I absolutely love it! 

tartan outfits
one // two // three // four


And if I want other tartan or plaid clothing, these are the pieces that I would love to add to my closet. If only I am skilled enough to create a tailored blazer!

What do you think of my tartan dress? Do you have any tartan/plaid print clothing in your closet?



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25 comments :

  1. Love what you did here!! That's a great shape of the dress -- really looks like it's store-bought!

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    1. Aww thank you, Meki! I was thrilled to make this dress when I found a similar piece that costs so expensively. :)

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  2. That dress is amazing! I'm a big fan of plaid, so I love this. Most of my shirts are plaid. LOL

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  3. You do such amazing work! I absolutely adore this dress. The cut is perfect, and you look so cute in it!

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  4. These outfits are super cute. I mostly love the plaid skirt.

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  5. yeah, I would not spent that much for a dress either, even if I had it, unless it was an evening gown or a wedding dress (don't need one of those, I have been married for almost 30 years, lol). You did a great job, I wish I was that talented. Blessings!

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  6. I love plaid too. It's such a classic. Your outfits are absolutely adorable!!!

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  7. Plaid is cute! As long as it has the right mix of colors. I wish I had your talent of being able to replicate clothes that I fall in love with online.

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    1. Thanks dear! I was looking for a yellow-shade of plaid to recreate Cher's iconic outfit from Clueless.

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  8. Plaid is cute! As long as it has the right mix of colors. I wish I had your talent of being able to replicate clothes that I fall in love with online.

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  9. Your post made me want to have my own plaid dresses but idk how to sew! Did you learn that yourself?
    Anas

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    1. Yes, I learned hand-sewing first back in grade school.

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  10. It's beautiful plaid dress. Love the red one.

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  11. Love your sewing skills. Will give this post to my girlfriend so she can make as similar skirt to yours.

    She loves to experiment.

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  12. I like the beret with plaid. It looks so hip and chic! Hope you can feature more styles!

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  13. I have never been able to pull off plaid. I always look like a lumber jack. These looks are all so cute though, im inspired to try again.

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  14. I love it!!! You definitely are handy. Can I also have one?

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