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!

How to Wear DIY: A holiday dress

I know Christmas has come and gone, but I wanted to share with you the outfit I wore to work on the 23rd.  So here's a How to Wear DIY post for ya, and hey, let's play with photo settings while we're at it, shall we?

To be festive, right around Christmas I'm happy I got to wear this plaid dress I made last winter.  It really feels most appropriate at the holidays.  Red and black plaid, so it could go any time of winter, but it was a lot of fun with gold jewelry and nails on Christmas Eve Eve!

I could have worn it with cute heels, of course, but I wanted to keep it relaxed.  I wore my cozy black riding boots.  Think preppy, classic...

You can almost feel the chilly Oregon day, can't you?  It's pretty grey here this time of year.

Tee: Old Navy. Necklace and belt: ? Boots: Steve Madden via Dress: DIY!

Do you dress festively for the holidays?  Pretty soon I'll got to get out of the red/gold/glitter phase after New Year's, won't I....


  1. You look so cute! I love the fit of the dress on you, it's very flattering.

  2. That dress is amazing - great styling!!

  3. I LOVE the dress with the wide belt and the long sleeved black tee underneath. Looks super cozy.

  4. Love it!! I need to finish sewing a dress I started a few months ago ( :/ ) because it would look cute with long sleeves under it too! If I don't hurry I won't have time to wear it with long sleeves!! The South warms up pretty quick haha!

  5. Learning how to sew a dress is very easy. The only tricky part in learning this skill is learning how to draft a pattern as well as measuring your body. But once you learn these, everything else is easy.




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