I got this boys dress shirt at the thrift store for 4 bucks. Probably too much for a thrift store but my town is wierd like that. I didn't take any before or during pics because I planned on it being a flop. Well McKinley loves it.
#1 - cut off the collar.
#2 - I took it in on the sides and under the arms. this made just enough extra fabric to make a ruffle on the bodice.
#3 - cut the extra into strips, hem on edge and ruffle the other side, then attach.