I am the kinda person who hates to waste anything. Sometime ago I picked up an outfit(top and skirt) at the thrift store cos it had these gorgeous big plastic buttons on it and buttons printed in the fabric. I love buttons:)! Although I do admit that when I bought it I mostly wanted those plastic buttons, I simply could not toss the outfit in the trash. I was gonna use the fabric to make purse linings. Instead, I decided to make me a house dress. Last night once I started playing around with it, the house dress has morphed into a darling sun dress and shrug! It is so much fun to just play and see what comes out. I cut the top down, trimmed off the neckline, and am working on the sleeves. I am using a darling little seashell stitch to edge everything so there is NO hemming involved. The skirt and bottom of the top are becoming the sun dress which will fall below my knees. And for shoes to complete the ensemble? Why black flip-flops with the other two red buttons sewn onto them, of course!