I made this dress a while back, but somehow never got around to sharing it. I made it using a thrifted vintage dress, which I picked up for about $1.
This turned out to be a fairly simple reconstruction project, with very few steps.
I removed the zipper and the collar, removed the ties and mended some holes at the side seams, and re-shaped the neckline. I then shortened the dress, removed the sleeves, finished the armhole edges and neckline, and hemmed the bottom of the dress.
It may sound like a lot, but it was finished in about an hour.
I left the dress pretty loose-fitting, with a babydoll style. It looks great paired with a belt, and it still has enough shape without the belt that it makes a cute housedress.