I had two shirts, both quite nice but too short for my tastes. Enter in scissors, DMC floss, and a Dover book of ornaments.
Inspired by the book "Alabama Stitches" I tried my hand at some reverse applique. I added to the hem of the shirt to add length with a line of running stitch broken up with random knots and string ends. I can see this done on skirts, jeans (getting a great frayed edge), napkins, tablecloths, and more.