Here's an oldie (sp?) but a goodie I'm entering into a contest online. I almost actually wore this dress today, but it was wrinkled and I was, well....lazy. :)
I'll be honest....when I picked the following dress up from Goodwill even I didn't realize how BAD it was! Just look how big those armholes are! None-the-less, I liked the soft turquoise color and the lightweight cotton material.
I trimmed most of the top of the dress off, took in the waist, hemmed up the bottom, then added the collar and straps.
This dress isn't perfect as I was a bit rushed when sewing it, but I still think it's super cute and very wearable!