- Skill level: Easy/Beginner
- What I used: A sewing machine; 1 purple long-sleeve shirt (The Children's Place, found at Goodwill); 1 adult size Medium tube-top maxi dress (Old Navy, found at Goodwill).
- Time commitment: ~1 hour to go from A to Z:
First, I put the maxi dress on my daughter, up to her underarms. I pinched the fabric at the seam until it seemed like it would be a comfortable fit. Then I sewed from the top of the 'pinched' area the same width through the smocked section, and then slowly trailed it off about 1 foot down the dress (not the whole length of the dress). Finally I cut off the excess.