During one trip my daughter spotted this little dress which was her favorite colour but too small for her. But for a $1 I thought why not make it into a skirt.
The dress buttons up at the back, so before I removed the shoulder straps, I pinned the back together and sewed to about where I wanted to cut the straps off:
Then using my ruler I cut straight across the top of the dress:
Now to make the band for the top of the skirt. I simply rolled the top of the dress down to where the buttons use to finish, pinned and sewed:
With the elastic I just measured around my daughters waist. I was lucky enough that there was a button hole that I could use to put the elastic into the waistband but for anyone else who might do this, leave a gap for you to be able to put in the elastic. I used a pin to push the elastic through:
Now sew the ends of the elastic together and gap you pushed the elastic through and now you have a new skirt.
So why not go and checkout your local charity store and see what you can come up with!