I attempted to make a top out of the top half, but it wasn't coming together well, and ended up on the reject pile. I've been wanting to try a full skirt silhouette for a while, and this dress presented the perfect opportunity. All I had to do was cut off the bottom below the second ruffle, and then fold over the flat section to make a channel for elastic. I then cut a piece of elastic to the proper length, inserted it into the channel, sewed it up, and voila, a skirt! I have officially determined that it is not a good look for me, style-wise, and John called it my circus tent skirt, due to the stripes. I'm debating what to do with it now, and I might try to revamp it yet once again. This is is the garment that keeps giving!
Even tomboys like a twirly skirt every now and then!