Here's how the first one of those projects shaped up.
Had this shirt which should still fit this winter:
Had these in my stash. The dogs from an impulse purchase last year and yards and yards of the black for making boys bowling shirts:
Found this on Etsy. And after purchasing it even saw the same style skirt on Peggy of Mad Men wardrobe lusciousness.
And had this today:
I'm planning to add black quilted buttons to the top of the pleats. Those need to be purchased and coupon commotion starts tomorrow.