This is a great way to use an extra long skirt that you don't wear. Sew a DIY shift dress from a repurposed skirt with this how-to from the owners of Some Odd Rubies vintage store on "The Martha Stewart Show.
Repurpose a men's button down shirt into simple toddler shift. Trace existing dress as pattern adding margin for seam. Cut out pattern Sew together for simple dress Notes: the buttons make up dress back