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!

Happy St. Patty's! How about a festive dress?

This week on Adventures with Sweetie Pie Bakery, Jessi shares her festive St. Patrick's Day date night dress--for all of us out there who don't want to be pinched this Thursday! ;)

Maybe you haven't heard, but we take St. Patty's Day very seriously here in Chicago. So serious that we like to dye our rivers green!

So it should come as no surprise that my husband and I make it a special date night.

There's this fabulous local Irish restaurant with the best Irish soda bread, and I can't wait to get my hands on some Thursday.

Of course, I had to have a new dress to wear and love any excuse to make a fun party dress! I fell in love with the City Lights dress at ModCloth a couple of months ago, but $312? No, thank you. It's sold out though, so many people were fine with that price...
Using inspiration from the skirt and bodice, I created this dress, with no pattern. It's not perfect, but it's my first dress sans pattern-and I'm proud! It fits and is pretty much wearable-so yay! success.

I used satin so the draping is different from the inspiration dress. I figured it was a special occasion dress so why not be soft and shiny. The bodice is gathered at the shoulders and chest. The skirt is a simple a-line, and I just bustled up the bottom.

The dress is super fun to wear. It's short and flirty and fun for a night out with my husband and no kids.

Thanks, Jessi!  What a fun way to celebrate the holiday.  Readers, see more from Jessi at our Adventures with Sweetie Pie Bakery feature or on her blog Sweetie Pie Bakery.
What are you doing for St. Patrick's Day?


  1. I miss the green river!! This is my second St. Patty's Day not living in Chicago, and it's just not the same :(
    Love the dress!!

  2. It turned out amazing! Have a great night out!

  3. Well done on doing that without a pattern, looks fab! :)

  4. Cute dress! Have fun with the hubby!

  5. I can't believe they dye the river green!!

  6. That's fantastic!
    And I love that green river :)

  7. I LOVE that dress and the shoes...I can't believe they dye the rivers.

  8. Hi, here in Italy 17th of March is 150th birthday of Italy so happy St. Patty's and Viva l'Italia!




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