Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals.
I co-host the Your Home Story podcast and believe you can love your home just the way it is, AND have the power to design and make big changes to make it better.
I'm also the author of DIY Wardrobe Makeovers!
Mom to Otto born April 2018 and Lucy born August 2020!

Dress of vintage cotton print

I looove this vintage cotton print, I think it may have been quilting fabric but it's much nicer quality than what we have now for that purpose.  I got several yards of this white and green print at Goodwill Outlet, I think, ages ago, along with the gorgeous green pear medallion print and they go together quite well.
I made this dress last summer, actually, and tried it on the other day when I was getting dressed for a happy sunny day, and it was too big!  Happy news, but it meant I literally had to take the whole thing apart.  Ugh.  Luckily I got it over with the other day, and now I can wear it for the entirety of the season!
I used a simple pattern, Butterick B5319, which is sooo similar to other patterns I have I felt silly buying it, although the front pieces are gathered, which is quite flattering for folks like me that can use extra volume in the bust area. ;)
I gave it a new white cotton lining and invisible side zipper, and I didn't have enough of the pear print to make a full belt so I made a wide bias belt and gave it a little vintage leather buckle!


  1. The belt looks great with the dress! Did you go to school to learn how to sew so well or was it something you learned on your own?
    I'm completely jealous!

  2. Cute Dress!!! Love the fabric!

  3. very pretty fabric. I sure wish I had a goodwill outlet where I live. You find the best things there!

  4. your dresses are so pretty would love to feature you on my blog sometime

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  5. So cute! I am all over your blog today looking for inspiration. I just finished a pillowcase come dress for me, and of course I am not totally satisfied. So I am looking for another project to take my mind off of it, and here is the perfect place!

  6. Very lovely dress, cute fabric.




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