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!

Double-time! How to Wear DIY: Ruffled skirt and custom cardi

Here's a How to Wear DIY outfit with two pieces I made myself/did DIY treatments to...

First, the easy one.  I don't think I did a post for it, but the sweater I'm wearing is a nice one from LOFT that I got at Goodwill despite the fact it was at least 1.5 sizes too big.  I took it in using the tips I explain in this tutorial.

Next, the fun one!  The skirt--crossover drape, pre-ruffled fabric so super easy... I made it and explained it in this tutorial using Ruffle Fabric!  Only takes a little over a yard.  Seriously check out that post for inspiration on ruffly goodness and how fun and easy it was to use the Ruffle Fabric!

When I made the skirt I was imagining it in a cute look for a party or dinner-type occasion.  But, it's winter still, so... here's a take on it that's a little bit more practical for the season here in Oregon.

With the natural waist of the skirt, it'd be a shame to hide it with a layer over, so I tucked the sweater in!  It's fun to show off the waist with a waist belt, but keep it warm enough with the long sleeves.

I love the back of the skirt, too.  Those ruffles are so fun!
Earrings and tank: Forever 21. Necklaces and belt: Nordstrom Rack. Shoes: JC Penney. 
Skirt: DIY, with Ruffle Fabric! Sweater: DIY, taken in from a LOFT one!


  1. I am in love with the entire outfit! I hope I don't mess up the tutorial for that awesome skirt!

  2. Oh love this look so much, the skirt is gorgeous!

  3. Really cute! Ruffles don't suit me at all but I love them on other people, especially you! :-)

  4. I love the ruffles, such a romantic outfit!

  5. I love this series-so fun! I was challenged this winter with working from my wardrobe and purchasing little. I made a lot during last spring/summer so it's challenging and fun to create winter looks out of them! Very rewarding and stretching that DIY work!

  6. I love the whole outfit, you look great. And the photos are fantastic!

  7. You always accessorise so well and look so put-together! As ever, I'm impressed!

  8. Aaw, thanks, ladies! Glad you like the outfit. Yup, ruffles are lots of fun!

  9. Georgous look!! Love the skirt:D




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