Super easy way to convert a shirt into a dress: just find a similar shirt in your closet to use as a template. These are both silk sheaths – the top on the left hits me at just the right spot, so I layered it over the dress, folded excess material to about an inch below (leaving room to sew hem), then moved top to the side and cut the dress. Now it’s perfect! Even if I never get around to sewing that hem, silk lies flat. So don’t be afraid of a no-sew hack!
For a more challenging example of dress-to-shirt conversion (with cinched waist and actual sewing) – check out my earlier post here.