The reason I'm always reworking existing items, rather than just building things from scratch is the complete lack of fabric selection to be found at my postage-stamp sized JoAnn's.
So when I see a print I like, I always grab it up...and yeah, sometimes I haven't been able to make it work, but most of the time, I end up with a really versatile piece like this one.
I bought these shirts from Charlotte Russe and the fabric reminded me of all the blue chintz dishes my gramma used to pull out for "proper" dinners.
I got them both for $16, so I figured, getting a dress for that price was at least worth a try.
All I did was remove the bottom half of one and combined it to the other shirt to create a dress, and the only kinda difficult thing was matching up the two vertical seams on the front where the two prints meet.
Then, you know, as if two prints weren't enough, I threw another print (stripes) on top of it all, just because I'm still a little under Courtnee's spell, and it kind of seemed like something she'd do. =)
(Charlotte Russe shirts, reworked, GAP stripe cardi, H&M sparkle belt, Steve Madden Wedges)