Step 1: Daughter Laura cleans out her drawers when she graduates, and presents me with 2 large shopping bags full of t-shirts, and wants a quilt.
Step 2: I make a quilt.
Step 3: There's still a overflowing bag of t-shirts left. What else am I going to do with them?
Step 4: Get inspired by a girl I see at a folk art festival who is wearing a pillowcase-style sundress, clearly made of t-shirts she (or someone) has sewn together to make a new "fabric".
Step 5: Decide Laura wouldn't wear that kind of dress in public, but she might wear a nightgown.
Step 6: Make Simplicity 5030 for myself, and decide it would be a great pattern to use for this project.
OK, enough with the steps... this is a project that just took on a life of it's own, and words just can't do it justice. So, I'll just let the pictures speak for themselves.
Sam (the dog) is just mesmerized with the awesomeness!