I started out with this dress I got for a buck at a rummage sale. I thought it might be long enough, but it wasn't even close. Plus, it just looked too "junior" on me.
It did, however, have this lovely bib detail that I planned to take full advantage of.
I started out by chopping it in half just under the bib. I pinned the skirt and its lining together to keep them at the right lengths, then gathered it and stitched it to a wide elastic band I took from another old skirt that was very snagged.
Some careful seam-ripping removed the bib from the rest of the dress. Originally, I kept the ruffle on it, but I decided it was much better without it - more clean and modern. A grabbed a spare white t-shirt and stitched the bib to it to create a sort of tuxedo t-shirt.
Here is the view from the back.
Styled with a black blazer for a graphic look.
And finally, with that elastic-waist skirt. Yay!
Thanks for reading! -Amy