Bee's been wanting a ruffle skirt and I kept telling her I'd make it. It would take like 15 minutes and I just needed to find the right ruffle fabric. I kept looking with no luck, certainly without spending more than it costs to buy one. Luckily she was being really patient. At a yard sale recently, I found it though. I bought this XL shirt for $1. They had it marked at $2, but it was late in the day and I wasn't paying that much.
The fabric was right. The construction was super easy.
I just cut it below the arm pits, gathered it up and stitched it to a piece of thick black elastic. The sewing isn't even pretty. No one can tell. Except you.
There was so much fabric left I thought a shirt might be needed. We also whipped up a ruffly hair clip (you can see it in the picture of the full outfit).
Bee gets 10 points for patience. I get 5 for a good bargain.