If you have a dress shirt that's on the way out, or has seen better days, you can transform it into an adorable dress for a toddler or small child with just a few steps. This video shows you how. All you need is about 20 minutes, a men's dress shirt you could do without, a sewing machine and some ribbon. The dress' straps will be made from the ribbon, so you don't need to include those when cutting the fabric. Cut the dress out of the shirt, using the buttons as a marker for the middle of the dress. Sew the fabric around the neckline of the dress so that it forms a loop you can feed the ribbon through later. Sew the sides of the dress together and hem the bottom. Your last step is to use a safety pin to thread the ribbon through the loops at the neckline so they form straps. Either make a bow with the ends of the ribbon or sew them together if you're concerned your toddler may undo the bow. You'll end up with a cute dress that was inexpensive and quick to make.
How to Make an Adorable Dress from a Men's Shirt [FunandEasySewing wCarmen (YouTube)]