The other day I cleaned out and organized my daughter's closet. I donated most of her clothes, but decided to attempt a wearable refashion on a few pieces.
Two long sleeve shirts to make into short sleeve shirts and 1 dress that she wore (and loved) at her birthday party last year. It's long sleeve, and kind of tight now at the top.
The shirt were easy. Simply cut the sleeves. I didn't even hem them, just used an overlock stitch. I really like how it turned out. I put on some sparkly iron-on hearts on one shirt, and an applique (that cut off of another of her shirts that was stained beyond salvation) on the other.
If the child would stay still for more than 1.5 seconds, the photos would be better.
I simply detached the top of the dress from the bottom and added an elastic waistband. Voila! A skirt that she loves.
PS. I'm pretty sure my blog is one-year old today.