Yesterdays post added wearing time to one of Bee's dresses. Here's another way we've extended the wearing of a too small dress. I bought this last summer at a garage sale for I'm sure 50 cents or so. Bee wore it once or twice and it was really too short on her.
I had it in the donation pile this week and then got an idea. Sorry good will, you can have it later. I just chopped off the top and added a piece of black fabric to have enough material to work with to make a waist band. It was an easy remake from a dress to a skirt.
The top material was calling from the scrap box. Bee needed a shirt to match. I liked the cherries on the skirt best, so I went with that. I just appliqued on some fabric and zig zagged the edges.