Make a new frock! I used one of my husband's older dress shirts. (He's got a closet full, and I told him he had to empty a few out into my craft room if he wanted to buy any more!) I love the idea of making a frock from a dress shirt, because the buttons in the back are already done! I didn't hem up the bottom, but I think I should - she steps on the dress when she's going up stairs.
If you would like a tutorial or more detailed instructions please let me know - I didn't take pictures today because I was in a hurry. I'm planning on making a few more of these, now that I know what I'm doing, and I'd love to share how to do this!
Basically, I cut the bottom half of the shirt off to make the skirt, and then cut bodice pieces out of the remaining fabric, and cut out lining pieces from a thrifted bedskirt. The whole project took about an hour and a half (because I was making it up as I went along) and was very nearly free. (Shirt - on hand, 1/4 yard of a thrifted sheet that cost me $3.)
Do you remember the first time I tried to make a frock from an old button-down shirt?
(Perhaps I've never shared that picture. *sigh* I sent it to BBJ's cousin. She's almost two years older...and the frock was STILL too big for her!)
Looking at this dress makes me so, so happy. What's the last project you did that you just LOVED??
PS - BBJ loved it, too. ;-)