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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!

A versatile denim shift dress with organic cotton lace!

I did it again. A shift dress, my favorite plain pattern, neutrals/basic fabrics. Several of my recent dresses have been white, denim, or black... and I've used Simplicity 2584 for 3 dresses this year!

This dress was inspired by a few much more elaborate denim and chambray and lace dresses... how pretty are these??
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That's a lot of insertion lace and embroidery!

I thought about doing something similar when I had a chance to try some organic cotton naturally colored lace from Organic Cotton Plus, but I was so overwhelmed by all the designs and options that I just had to go with something simple. I know that things are always nicer when you take the time to do them right... so I sewed these rows of lace on by hand (small stitches on top, large on the underside, in a consistent pattern).

I used used Simplicity 2584 without the neck slit and with the sleeves, though I cut everything a little longer and looser than the pattern called for. I wanted something very relaxed and comfy!

How cool is this lace?!

It's unlined, with a bias binding at the neck. The fabric is a lightweight denim (see more about denim vs. chambray here).

With the hot days and things to do, the shift dress, top bun, and sandals was kind of my uniform last weekend.
Necklace: F21. Tote bag: Target (similar/similar). Gladiator sandals: Report (similar)

I do love neutrals and classic, simple lines!

Thanks to Organic Cotton Plus for the lace!

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