So, at my college we had a challenge called Resident Runway in which we were given a bag of thrift store clothing and we were to fashion an outfit. I won the challenge.
And here is my creation. It's a skirt suit.
Here is the assortment of clothing:
Next I died the horrifying green shirt and awful plaid shorts black(ish):
I discovered the best way to dye! I just used a trashcan with a liner and plastic ziplock bags for gloves. Cheap and easy!
Here's the back. The skirt is high-waisted with purple/black plaid ties and inserts on the side. The inserts match the jacket fabric.
Front of the top. I used the giant green men's shirt, chopped off the collar and sleeves and edged everything in black.
I made a little tank top to go under it with a cut-out back.
And of course I had to make a cute little hat. I used craft foam sheets and lots of hot glue.
And here's a picture of me modeling it in the show.