Making a little girl's dress out of Daddy's old button down shirt is nothing new. Although this dress is, in fact, a little girl's shirt. Because the dress looked like a nightgown. And nightgown chic is not something we're ready to attempt.
Anne Shirley but the full skirt (I used the entire width of the original shirt) balances them out in a nice way. I used the original cuffs, too. Kept the height and shortened the length (Is that right? I moved the button in but kept the wrist to elbow length - if that makes more sense.).