I had a dress that didn't fit me properly anymore. A pretty dress... I spent a week making it, it was off-white eyelet underlined with cream cotton. The overall effect? Very light cream. But every time I raised my arms, my waistband became empire. Not. Good.
So today I pulled out my seamripper and turned that dress into a skirt. Here it is - with a pretty tunic from Penney's. No, long-torso'd gals probably shouldn't wear tunics, but it's a modern touch in my mostly classic/vintage wardrobe, and that's a good thing.