Since I haven't been keeping up to date, it must be noted that Caroline will wear pants and shorts now, but more on that later. She will still sport a skirt, especially when it is warmish outside. I was looking throw Garnet Hill's kids clothing and saw a skirt that was $45 on sale. ON SALE! And I thought, as I do often, I could make that. (for some reason I can't upload a pic of it, so click on the above link)
But this time I actually tried. I went to the local thrift store and bought a few XL women's button down shirts. I cut them off just below the arms, put in an elastic, made pockets out of the sleeves and cuffs. This is what I came up with. For less than $5. And Caroline loves it. She is sporting her swimming suit (or as she referred to it today, her zucchini) because we are off to swimming. I have a few more tweaks but am happy with the finished product.