I am forever scouting out thrift stores for clothes that can be hacked. I found this top at Saver's for $4.99 and I had to have it. You can't tell from the picture, but the material is soft and slightly shiny and the crinkle gives it amazing texture. It's also beaded randomly to add a hint of sparkle. At first I envisioned turning it into a fun and flirty skirt for me, but after a few days of thinking on it I decided it would make a great babydoll dress for my daughter.
I dug through her closet to find a top for it and settled on this. I liked that the material was thick and sturdy but had great stretch to it and I loved the ruffled detail along the neckline and shoulder straps. When I saw that it had a few stains below the point where the skirt would be attached I didn't feel so bad about hacking a perfectly good top that my daughter loves.
Taking photos during a project can sometimes kill my groove and I was already in weeny-mode so I skipped that part, but it is VERY straightforward.
(1) I cut the straps off of the soon-to-be skirt of the dress.
(2) I cut the waist portion off of the soon-to-be top of the dress.
(3) I turned the skirt inside out and upside down and tucked the top inside of it(right side out and right side up) and pinned them together all the way around.
So there you have it...