My adorable little niece was my model for this refashion.
What I did:
1. Cut the dress to her length (about 20 inches off), zig-zagged the edges and hemmed it.
2. Tapered in the bodice area to fit.
3. Moved up the pockets. Unstitched and restitched into place.
4. Made a little belt out of the excess fabric.
Side by side
This dress is great because it can be worn as a looser shift dress or with a little belt to be little more girly.