You, too, have probably gone into a men’s boutique in the Castro and asked for something that would “make me look cooler than I really am” and were promptly talked into a too-tight western shirt that even 1980s John Travolta would have said, “Nah, man. Too snug, too snug. Say, let’s dance and see if maybe Sylvester will loan us his rhinestones!”
Happens all the time, I know.
So what to do with said too-tight dress shirt?
Turn it into a dress for your daughter of course!
Ask her how she wants it done. Then hack off the sleeves. Hem them up and make them “poofy.” Use the serger to give the dress some shape. Don’t worry about a new bottom hem because “that’s ok, I like it.” Make a cutesy belt to match.
Ten minutes later you can watch as she tries it on and says, “Hmm … I dunno” and then never wears it again.
John Travolta would have fucking loved it.