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: Maxi skirt as maxi dress

It's been off-and-on hot here, which I am totally okay with. I love summer weather and can't wait for full-on summer!!, but the cool weather we had on Sunday was a nice break from sweating. ;) We actually played frisbee outside on Saturday and my husband taught me I've been doing it wrong since I was a kid. Yeah, well. Sports aren't my thing.

Anyway, in the hot weather I also wore the super simple maxi skirt I made last summer. I love the black and white stripe--not too much black, a little edgy... been wishing for more black and white this year! I made it feel like a maxi dress by tucking in a blousy tank and rocking the interesting waist location of the skirt. ;) The looseness was perfect for the warm weather!

Of course, it didn't really feel like an outfit till I added the fedora! Love when a hat makes any outfit look more finished. (And hides not-done-since-yesterday hair!)
Hat and sunglasses: F21 (similar hats). Tank: Gap via Goodwill. Necklace: Can't remember
Sandals: Ross or DSWSkirt: DIY, no pattern!

I see a lot more maxi skirts and dresses in my future... have you made (or worn) any yet this year?? I've pinned a few ideas lately but have yet to get sewing!


  1. Love your necklace! And yes, the hat totally makes it. Very cool. -Tristie




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