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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!

My first work dress!

Let's do this backwards this time:
This is what I wore to work today:
Here's the dress without the cardigan (I did the winter look, plus I get cold all the time):
Here's the dress by itself, pretty much one of the basic options from Simplicity 2724:
Ta-da!
It was fun to wear something I made today.  I bought some solid color fabrics at JoAnn's on the sale table when it was 50% off the sale price, so I think I paid about $1.50/yard for this navy-ish blue poly textured suiting.  I did the black cardi look with it today, but I will wear it with a different style some other day soon!  I am still having a lot of fun dressing up every day and looking professional and cute, and always wearing great shoes.  ;)

P.S. Don't I look totally different with my hair straight?  I haven't straightened it in like a year, but I did it the other day for work and it was fun!

20 comments

  1. adorable! as always :)

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  2. love the dress! I like getting dressed up everyday for work too :)

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  3. The dress looks great, as does your hair!

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  4. Looks great and good luck! I loved the tank top idea on the previous post too!

    xoxo,

    www.LeStyleJournal.blogspot.com

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  5. You look gorgeous!!! I have that same pattern.

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  6. Ooh what a lovely dress, its a great fit and so classic, have fun styling it! :)

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  7. Really cute outfit! I love the dress. Just may have to make one myself...

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  8. I absolutely love it! beautiful and great for day or evening! :) great sewing job and I have that pattern. I will have to try it out sometime. :)

    God bless,
    Rebecca

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  9. Very nice, I'm sure you received tons of compliments from your new co-workers. Great job!

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  10. I love it! Doesn't your hair feel so different when it's straightened? Mine does. Thank you for sharing and keeping up this awesome blog!

    -Ponytails

    http://mypassionsforfashions.blogspot.com

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  11. Anonymous1/14/2011

    I love how versatile the dress is, plus you look fantastic in it!

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  12. Moiaussii1/14/2011

    Beautiful outfit!
    I've just bought this pattern so am excited to see it made up and how you've styled it

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  13. Beautiful! I have this exact pattern! You've inspired me!

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  14. Thanks! Funny how many people have that pattern. It is a lot of fun. I'm thinking of adapting it to use as a skirt pattern and only using the skirt part, with a facing at the waist of course...

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  15. Gorgeous dress! Good luck at the new job.

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  16. Wow, it looks amazing. Great job!

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  17. cute! you did a great job on it! i still think it's fun to dress up for work everyday and i've been out of school for almost 3 years! it helps when you are in a creative field, everyone dresses creatively!

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  18. I would love to see the great shoes, too!

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  19. Ah it's fab, I plan on making a couple of work dresses soon too and you've inspired me!

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  20. Totally bella! I made the gathered shirt ruffled front version of this pattern - it was my all time wadder. You've inspired me to try the slimline version.

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