I started with a black knit top that became too short over numerous washings, and a black and white linen skirt that I never wear anymore.
Next, I measured where I wanted the new empire waist to fall on my body.
Then I marked around the whole top and cut it, including a seam allowance.
Then I removed the waistband of the skirt and pinned the two pieces together, gathering where necessary to make the two fit together. The two pieces were sewn together and voila! A new knee length summer dress, from two unworn old pieces!
I'm pretty happy with the result! What recycling adventures have you been working on?