This dress used to be another dress. It was a lovely dress with puffy sleeves and shirred bodice but unfortunately Emma grew and the dress became too small. At first I thought about making a skirt but since Emma prefers dresses, I got the idea of just cutting the top part off the dress, attaching shoulder straps (made from the puffy sleeves), and adding some of the shirred fabric to the back of the dress (the skirt part was a bit too narrow to fit as it was). Easy and cute. Very comfortable now when the weather is really hot!