I love the concept of repurposing, or using an unwanted item for a new purpose, it appeals to my frugal nature.
This curtain valance hung in our bathroom, and although I like the fabric, it just didn't fit with our taste. But then I had the inspiration...wouldn't it be the perfect size for a skirt for Helena?
And it was! And so easy. The casing was already in place, I just ran the elastic through, checked her for sizing, sewed it in place and stiched up the back. She loves it, and it's very twirly!