I just needed an apron and a coif, and I was ready to star in Little House On The Prairie. However, the dress had some good things going for it: It fit me perfectly. It was plaid. And it was green. I love green.
So I gave it a new life:
First I shortened it.Then I removed the sleeves.
I turned it around, so the back became the front. Because of the princess seams, the dress still fit nicely over the bust.
I cut a fitting neckline and hemmed the edge.
The dress can be styled in a lot of ways. For a day at the office, like here.
Or with a white cardigan and high heels for a summer party.
I could even style it as a 50s girl's dress with pettiskirt, sneakers and a knitted cardigan.
I like how versatile it is.
If anyone wonders, how I button the buttons in the back: I leave all buttons buttoned, except the three ones at the waist. I slip the dress over my head and easily button those three buttons.