When Rebecca got back from her big trip to the US, she found a new sundress waiting for her, which she put immediately on after showering, and kept on for two days straight until a big splash of strawberry bavarese fell from her jet-lagged shaky hands onto it (thankfully, it washed out).
It's a sundress made out of the skirt portion of a long, strapless sundress of my own, which I never wore because it was strapless and long (so why did I buy it in the first place? Well, that's another story, one that I'm sure you too have told yourself a time or two). But I'd kept it for over ten years, because I liked the fabric: exactly the sort of item that should have been discarded during my recent, ruthless purge of our belongings, except that it seemed to offer a welcome chance of a sewing break, and the opportunity to repurpose it.
I cut the off the bottom skirt section, scooped armholes at the sides and a wide neckline at the center, which I gathered. And because the hemming was already done, I just finished it off with bias tape long enough to make straps.
There: from woman's strapless, long sundress to child's knee-high sundress with straps. Purging is good. Traveling is good (noticed? she's beginning to read in English!). And homecoming is even better.