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'm a recovering former vegan and vegetarian, now healing with a nutrient-dense mostly Paleo diet, and love at-home CrossFit and yoga workouts. I'm also the author of DIY Wardrobe Makeovers!

New mom to baby Otto born April 2018!

The first dress!

I didn't think I'd get anything done today, but I did manage to finish a dress.  It doesn't really count in my dress-a-day scheme, since I actually made it the other day but couldn't finish it because I didn't have a zipper.  But let's pretend.

Here's the dress, made of a poly cotton polka dot my mom has had since the '80's, and a nice lightweight navy cotton voile I got on clearance at JoAnn a while ago.  It is very hard to find cute tube dress patterns, and I'm not even really happy with the one I used here if I hadn't done the shirring.  I used this pattern:

I changed the top by cutting out the lining of the bodice pieces, and then using rectangles of the fashion fabric in the right shape to overlay over, creating the semi-sheer poufy top.  I'm not sure I love it on.  I also added a waistband.  The skirt is two layers of the ivory/navy polka dot, cut in rectangles.


  1. This is such a cute dress! How on earth do you finish a dress a day??!

  2. Do you happen to have the pattern info for this one? The link came up page not found.

  3. Thanks!
    @Morgank98, it's McCall's M5806, and it's out of print =(, I don't know why, since it's a cute and practical pattern! Simplicity has a similar one in their formalwear section, or try eBay?



© Create / Enjoy • Theme by Maira G.