A few weeks ago I made some jammies for my baby girl using a large men's sweatshirt I'd purchased on clearance for $1. I hit up a few garage sales this past weekend and found a bunch of men's shirts for 50 cents each, so I decided I'd try to use a similar process to turn one of the shirts into pajamas for my four year old.
They turned out great. I was able to use the sleeves for pant legs (which resulted in a nicely cuffed leg with no work on my part), the original hem for the bottom of the shirt, and the ribbed polo collar for nice cuffs on the sleeves (again with very little work). I love that refashioning often results in a more professional looking result than sewing from scratch, often for much less money and way less effort. Here's the before: