I finished Grit 3033 three years ago, wore it a few times, and then gave up. Apparently even nightgowns need test muslins. I graded this down but the bodice was still enormous, and I did a terrible job on the neckline and armscye finish. Too bad; it's such a cute nightgown.
I loved the adorable retro floral fabric, though, so the thing had been languishing in my I Don't Know What To Do With This pile.
So . . . salvaging it?
I took out the waist darts and measured 34 inches up from the hem to create a new waistline . . .
. . . then I cut it off . . .
. . . experienced some work delays . . .
. . . I cut the bodice into strips and used them to make a waistband . . .
. . . doubled over and sewn into a channel for wide elastic . . .
. . . ta da! Skirt! I even left the patch pocket on.