I bought a square tablecloth in the charity shop. It was 50p.
"Now, what am I actually going to do with that?" I thought to myself.
"I know, I think I'll make it into a dress. Won't worry about a pattern, just cut some bits out, stitch them together, and hey presto..."
Now, I know, it's not the greatest dress in the world, but it's the first dress I ever made!
And it did use to be a tablecloth!!