This was an impulse buy. It only set me back $6 at Value Village. It was a romper, and it had fabulous red and gold crest buttons. I was so excited I plucked the buttons off before I snapped the picture. But then I tried the romper on again. It looked like a clown suit.
The stripes and square collar had potential, and, after all, I couldn't let a romper go to waste. So, I took in the sides and whacked off the long legs. I cut them to make seam binding for the hem of the short legs, and used some more of the leg fabric to make matching buttons. Then I turned the former cuffs into a belt.
Now it's a summery romper reminiscent of vintage bathing suits!