I had purchased a skirt for another project -- cute skirt but a zillion sizes too small (ok I exaggerate a million sizes). I saw something similar on eBay and the gerbils in my brain started to run around the wheel. So I took the skirt and a piece of fabric I had ordered for a different project and made a me size skirt.
I cut the skirt up the sides and cut the hem off. I cut 2 wedge pieces for the sides and sewed in a casing then attatched that to the original skirt. Hemmed it and added trim -- ta da!
Here is a shirt I had gotten on sale cheap -- if it fits the bust it never ever fits the hips so I cut it off about waist level and added a skirt and a pocket.
Gratuitous kitty pic -- he was hunting for supplies for me.