33 Clever Ways To Refashion Clothes (With Tutorials)
What a great way to expand a shirt or tank top into a loose fitting shirt for layering! Just cut off the sides and sew on a crochet trim. I have so many shirts I could do this with. You could also make it sleeveless and only sew on sides for the lower portion (with lace or other fabric, too), leaving a gap for the arm holes.
This is so easy I can't believe I didn't think of it sooner. Use a shirt to create a dress bodice Take any knit shirt, crop it into a bodice, add a skirt, and BAM! New dress with half the work. Plus you can use tops that already have beadwork so you don't have to do any!
Instead of throwing away those catalogues filled with expensive clothing that you don't think you can afford, keep them for inspiration and make similar outfits for way less money. All you need to make this cute Anthropologie top is a turtleneck sweater from your own closet and some pleated fabric or a thrift shop skirt.