Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer and mom of two little ones. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals.
I 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!

Romantic drapey sweater makeover tutorial

Today I made over a pretty pink sweater from Goodwill Outlet using these lovelies as inspiration...
These from Anthropologie:
And these from Ruche:
Yay ruffly sweaters!  I know they are all very different, but there's quite the wide range of lacy or ruffled sweaters and tops in
Needless to say, there are a lot of possibilities!
Here's a (primarily photo) tutorial for how I made my own similarly-flavored sweater!
  • I took this:
  • Got rid of some of the excess length of the ties:
  • I used some vintage lace I had, think I got it at Goodwill Outlet.  It was still attached to some bias-cut thin cotton and it was sewn into a loop.  I think it was the hem on something...
  • I used a large stitch to gather one edge of the lace.
  • I measured the rough amount of gathered lace that I would need to go all along the neck edge and cut off the excess.  Then I found and marked my centers and matched them up.
  • Then I sewed the lace right on top of the neck edge.
  • At the bottom of the neck edge, I tightened the gathers up:
  • Aaaaand, done!

So cozy and feminine at the same time!


  1. OOOOOO That turned out so pretty! Love it.

  2. lovely! I also got at lot of lace lying about.. I might just use some of mine on a cardigan that needs some prettying up:)

  3. some of these are realy cute.. i like your DIY too.. very cute

  4. You never cease to amaze me. Super cute!

  5. que idéia boa esta da camisa , ainda não tinha esperimentado! parabens

  6. Anonymous6/08/2010

    nice blog!

  7. Anonymous4/10/2011

    so vintage and cute!!

  8. Anonymous11/11/2011

    ur so amazing and resourceful.you have a lot of skills.



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