I am not the first person to do this, I know. I borrowed a few different ideas to make this dress. I liked amazing mae's dress from one of daddy's shirts, only I had one of my own old blouses that I couldn't bare to get rid of, though I couldn't stand to wear it either (I don't like the stiffness of blouses). It has this really cool embroidery along the line of buttons and around the cuffs, so I bought Simplicity pattern #2907, intending to make cool sleeves with the shirt's cuffs.... Didn't work out that way. But, I did end up using the cuffs for pockets.
Because we were attending a Mad Hatter, fancy tea party in this dress, I wanted to make it poofy somehow... I came across Pink Picket Fence's tulle skirt and thought, that will work... Then, I saw The Polka Dot Chair's two layer twirly skirt and thought, that will work, too...
And this is what I created:
After the party, when the shirt-dress could be worn on its own, I wanted to add a waistband. I used Dana's tutorial to do that. Very cute!