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!

Remember my blouse-to-dress obsession?

It's baaack!
I blogged here about how cool and easy it is to convert a blouse into the top of a two-part dress.  Like these lovely things from Anthro and ModCloth:
Well, I had a black Gap blouse that I got at Goodwill Outlet and then realized had a tear in the middle of the sleeve.  So, I did some alterations...
Here's the blurry before:
And here's what I turned it into, using 3/4 yard of crazy ikat-ey pirnt rayon from JoAnn and a vintage elastic belt:
So easy!


  1. oh i love it! the print on the skirt is so pretty!

  2. love your site. Elena

  3. Une belle façon de la récupérer.

    Bonne journée.

  4. perfect!! definitely gonna have to try this one!

  5. Awesom! I totally need to make one for myself :), love them!

  6. Anonymous4/11/2010

    i HAVE to learn to sew! you make the best stuff!

  7. this is a lot like the dresses at Target right now. I'm totally into this style because it is so easy. great job!

  8. I love it! The skirt part is so Springy and full of florally goodness!

  9. Cute outfit! I just wanted to let you know that I am just getting into sewing and your blog is inspirational. I have nominated you for the Sunshine Award.


  10. wow wow wow. love your blog. love this blouse to dress. so great! :)

    Wanderlusting Fool

  11. Anonymous4/20/2010

    I have a question. Do you actually attach the top and skirt? or you just tuck in the top? If you do attach, how did you do that?

  12. I'm always thinking of Anthro inspired redos of stuff I have & your site is inspiring, fun, creative & so helpful!!! Thank you! I'll be a frequent visitor



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