My dad is so sweet. A few months ago he gave me this purple polo shirt that had gotten too short for him. His idea was for me to wear it as a maternity shirt. Instead, I got really excited and said, "I think I'm going to make Violet a dress out of this!" And he gave me a look that said, "You're crazy, but do whatever you want." So I did.
I cut out a little dress pattern while trying to use as many of the existing hems as I could. I couldn't decide if I wanted to do buttons or a zipper (I hate them both) so I just made the neck big enough for her head to fit through. I made the sleeves out of the sleeves from the shirt and added some embellishments from fabric from another shirt I had. It worked perfectly.