My sister has this great lake house in Minnesota that I love to visit. One of the best parts of visiting her is going to this awesome flea market close by. My sister knows me well and sent a package of stuff she found that she knew I would love - some vintage lace-edged hankies and tablecloth. My daughter took one look at the tablecloth and said, "What are you going to do with that? Make a dress or something?" To which I of course replied, "Why yes, I think I will."
I dug out this vintage McCalls pattern I had stashed away. Much to my delight, the previous owner had already made some sizing adjustments, so I only needed to make minor adjustments.
And voila! A dress made out of a tablecloth!