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!

Made myself a classic striped dress

Another new dress for spring! I think I've been dreaming about this one for a while, actually, looking back through all my fun dress inspirations on my dresses pinboard...

My navy and white stripe dress inspiration goes way back to the beginning of my Pinterest days! See what I mean?

So it's very exciting that I was able to bring these dreams to life with some fabric from Kollabora--they sent it to me for my book but it didn't make it in to any of those projects. So instead, I whipped this dress up using Simplicity 1873 and the short sleeves from Simplicity 2444.  The fabric is a knit jersey, but I figured I could use it for a fitted dress! So it ended up very comfy and soft, but still keeping its shape just fine.


As seen in my pins... the classic striped dress is great with a belt. I grabbed this one from my closet. With/without...

Now for spring weather! Hope I can wear this with a lot of things this spring and summer... any ideas!??


  1. Very cute! Looks like the perfect dress for spring and summertime bike rides.

  2. Cute Dress! Would look great with a denim jacket and a floppy hat

  3. Very nice dress! I think it will look very nice with a pop of yellow or red.

  4. Super cute dress! I think it would look awesome with colourful accessories (like a belt).

  5. Cute and comfortable! I really like it with a belt, and agree that a colored belt would look fantastic.

  6. I love it with the rope belt; it looks very nautical!

  7. you should sell these! i have been looking for one just like that and can't find one!

  8. A belt always finishes a look nicely! I love the way the darts have changed the stripe shape very subtely - cute! x

  9. looks fab - I love the belt and think it would look great with a long pendant too :)

  10. A wonderful rendition of a classic - bring on the spring.

  11. Your ideas and creations are so inspirational, thank you!

  12. This is really nice. I wish I could make dresses for myself. Never tried to do one.




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