Hi! I'm new here.. a friend sent me the link to your dress, and I instantly was in love! I drove myself down to the salvation army and picked up a couple shirts. I made mine for my 8 going on 9 year old. The only problem I ran into was the shirt sleeves. I ended up using the length of the shirt sleeve (I had bought long sleeve, as I couldnt get the short ones cheap, lol) and improvised. It actually worked out pretty well! I didn't want to attempt the pleating, so I just sewed on some satin ribbon.
I'd love to have shot some pics of her (i'm a photographer) but it went from 94 yesterday to below 60 today!
ETA: sorry bout the link, just found out I need 10 posts before I can post a pic. :/