I don't know how to say the title of this post (is it like sure-ing or shearing?), but I've done it now. I got the idea from ~Ruffles And Stuff~, specifically this post. I love all the repurposing ideas on that blog. So here was my shot at it:
Very simple to make, and now Mim has another summer dress, a summer tunic for next year, and possibly a shirt for the year after that.
You can see in the last photo that I'm still having a bit of a gapping problem between the first two shirt buttons, despite the two snaps I sewed in there, so I've decided to just sew down the open side of the button strip and rely on the stretchiness of the shirring to get it over her head.
A few other things I did differently than the Ruffles and Stuff version- I did a few more rows of shirring (I think I ended up with 15 or 16), and I didn't start the rows until about 3/4 or a full inch below the top hem.
PS- Aren't those eyelashes just perfect? Everything eyelashes should be? She can thank her daddy's genes for those beauties- my eyelashes are almost blond and my eyes look naked without mascara.