Well, I have finally finished "building" a dress for Matilda (converted from a men's shirt). I used the tutorial from here. I think it looks pretty cute and is my first attempt at up-cycling.
I decided to put the shirt pocket back on and re-used the medium (M) label so that it's Matilda's dress! Also, the waist band needed to go right where a button was so I took it off and sewed it back on over the waistband!
All in all a pretty successful project. It has inspired me to get onto the sewing machine again!