As I've mentioned before, my daughters are growing up but not out at the moment, and although their clothes still generally fit, they are getting too short.
This was the case with a pretty dress belonging to my youngest daughter:
So I upcycled it into a skirt and top:
I just cut under the main shirred body part:
Which left me with a wide skirt:
Then using another skirt for size, cut some elastic for the waist, and stitched that on - the fabric was already folded in gathers from the dress so it was easy to fit around the elastic evenly.
Then the top I had left, I matched up with another discarded top that had stretched and become rather shapeless.
I cut a section from the bottom of the blue shirt, and simply stitched down the side, then attached to the top.
Hopefully now she'll get a little longer wear out of it!
And of course here's some cool poses to show off her new outfit!