CHECK-OUT THIS SITE. -- One of the most brilliant sewing sites I've seen. She has tons and tons of tutorials for altering clothes (bigger or smaller, pants or tops), refashioning tutorials, and from-scratch tutorials for tops and skirts.
DIY Draped Skirt…no sew. The girl in the pics is actually using an old H scarf, but any jersey fabric (roughly wide and long) will do. Just wrap, twist and tuck (and maybe add a safety pin to keep it all in place!
Cardigan Like a Bina Brianca Wrap is Must-have Womens Top
Sweet Verbena: T-Shirt Refashion Great for if you get a stain on the front of a tee, but awesome anyhow. When looking at the tutorial, I thought the pins were pearls, so think sewing tiny pearls along the edges could be pretty, too.
Maybe do this with the gold lace from nana. how to make a romantic blouse with silk lace sleeves // could be good for when refashioning clothes like upgrading a piece you have to something more feminine.