and I saw this the other day on Grosgrain Fabulous:
So what about combining the two projects? Using knits, maybe taken from some tshirts (thrifting trip and a bit of fabric dye experimentation may be required), to make a simple dress? It'd take a bit of work to find a shirt long enough, but an extra-extra-large men's shirt could do it, I think? I do think I'll have to give it a go next week. I'm not sure how I feel about the idea of hiking in a dress, but a just-above-the-knee-length version of this, with a higher waist, is kind of what I have in mind.