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!

7 Days of Holiday Party Dresses: Melissa's red silk high-low skirt

Something new in my 7 Days of Holiday Party Dresses series! Today the very talented Melissa from I Still Love You shares this super cute high-low skirt in the perfect color for the holiday season, along with some holiday outfit ideas!

Hello!! I'm thrilled to be writing over here today!! Dressing for holiday get-togethers is one of my favorite things. It wasn't always that way. I'm such a picky dresser. Growing up there was always some kind of tantrum coming from my room because something didn't feel just right. Now that I can make my own clothes, it doesn't happen as often.

I'm all for things that scream both comfort and style. Enter the pleated elastic waist skirt and the blouse-y woven tee. They're my favorite for feasts like Thanksgiving dinner. These clothes will look good and remain comfortable no matter how much I stuff my face. And that's bound to happen when you get me near tasty pumpkin pies.

This silk skirt may not be the most practical fabric to wear, but it's so luxurious. I had never sewn with silk until last January, and I am a huge fan. It's still a scary material to work with, but the results are dreamy.

I sewed this pleated high-low skirt in about three hours. I had previously drafted the pattern for a rayon high-low so I knew it worked well. I went slowly and didn't seam rip a single stitch! That's saying a lot for me. Going slowly was the key ingredient here. The top was made at Sewing Summit from Jessica's simple blouse pattern (not sure if that pattern is available yet). I used a light-weight rayon challis. For some reason, my texture-loving soul is so happy to feel the contrast between the soft rayon and the silky silk.

I love pairing this skirt with a slouchy cardigan or tailored blazer and neutrals. These blush flats have been my go-to shoes this fall. I can't not wear them.

Also, wearing a neutral flat will do the same wonders for your legs as a pump would. And flats are so convenient when party-hopping and going for comfort overall. What are your go-to items for Holiday parties? Are any of them handmade?

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Thanks, Melissa! I love how versatile this skirt is, and still so festive and different!
Readers, that's it for this week's holiday party dress posts, but I've got some more seasonal goodness planned for tomorrow and then more guest dresses next week!!


  1. fabulous, hangs well, I have an up down hem dress, that doesnt hang right, might have to crop it. x

  2. Nice dress you looking so pretty in this you want to go prom then try more latest designs of prom dress by sexyher Dresses




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