Ok, enough intro crap. Here's what I'm working on today. A too short dress for my almost 8 year old. It's a 6X that I got at a thrift store a couple of years ago for a couple of bucks. She's showing too much bum, and it's generally too hot here for leggings. Did I mention that it's one of her favorites? As in, "MOM! You're not going to put my FAVORITE dress in the donation pile, are you?" Sigh. Note to self: clean out closets while the child is at school.
So, I'm making it into a skirt and little bolero/shrug jacket. Here's the dress (sorry I didn't get a shot pre-chop, but you get the idea).
For the shrug I simply cut down the middle of the top, folded it under and zig-zagged around. I used yellow thread, I guess I could have used some cute pink, but then my drunk-like sewing would have shown up for the world to see.
And here's the after. We'll probably get another 2 years out of it.