On a recent trip to my home town of Grand Junction, my Grandma gave me a large dress that she doesn’t wear thinking I could use the fabric. I love the thought of giving new life to an unused piece of clothing!! What a fun challenge to try and make this work! Grandma’s dress is from Hawaii and is super soft. . .rayon maybe? And this is what it looks like spread out on my cutting board:
I used Simplicity 2258 to make a short fitted skirt with pockets and an elastic waistband. I cut the pattern out of the fabric in a way that allowed me to use the existing hem as the hem of my skirt Less work for me!! And here she is:
I took a walk downtown right after completion. . .absolute comfort!! And I even took her to see The Hunger Games in IMAX last night. . .not a bad 1st day of new life.