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: The vintage lace remade skirt and pleather!

I love when I can combine vintage and trendy contemporary style, and of course also a homemade piece! So here goes... voila the skirt that I made out of a vintage shift dress in a outfit I wore to work and then date night.

I love this skirt and really should wear it more! It's awesome chunky black lace, nice and substantial. So I didn't feel weird wearing it with my cozy black pleather and fur jacket and motorcycle booties. ;) Also been loving lace with chambray, and I pretty much live in basic blue button-ups, so love getting a chance to dress mine up.
 Jacket: Ross (similar). Scarf: gift, H&M. Shirt: Old Navy (similar).
Boots: Forever 21 (similar/similar). Skirt: DIY, from a vintage lace dress!


  1. What a fun skirt! I have a store-bought lace skirt, which is pretty similar to yours, but the lining is black and it's hard to appreciate the details unless you're close up.

  2. Very sleek! That is a beautiful skirt.

  3. You look fantastic! Aren't you so exciting about the weather change? Bring on the warmth!

  4. Kayla Moothart3/13/2013

    That skirt is fantastic! I like that it can be dressed up or down!

  5. Whoa! Check out the new commenting set up. I love the bottom portion that includes stuff you also wrote. Very neat. Love the skirt... you look fab, as usual!

  6. That's a great outfit! It just all works so nicely together! :)

  7. Brooke Smith3/14/2013

    great combo! and i love the scarf, too.

  8. I like the lace/chambray combo :)


  9. Odette3/16/2013

    I'm currently teaching myself the basics of sewing, and finding your blog has been a huge help. Thanks so much for your clear guidance-it is greatly appreciated!

  10. Bonnie Iliyn3/19/2013

    ummm, can I just hire you to make all of my clothes?! You are fantastic! xoxo




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