You will need:
one ugly dress
Step 1: Finding an ugly dress!
I chose this dress because I liked the buttons going up the chest to the neck. And there was enough of it to work with.
Step 2: Taking the dress apart!
Cut off anything you don't want on your final dress. The first thing I took off was the shoulder pads. Next, the elastic on the waist. I also removed the sleeves and cut the skirt in half.
Take off as little or as much as you want, be creative!
Step 3: Fitting to size!
I measured my daughter's legs from waist to knee, shoulder width, and the length from under her arm pit to her waist. Then I measured the dress and added an inch to each measurement for the seam allowance.
Next, take the scissors and start cutting!
Step 4: Sewing it back together!
Turn and top stitch the hem on the skirt. I didn't measure the skirt hem...just eye balled it.