Now, the fabric was in fact a gorgeous women's skirt from Per Una (see below). I couldn't wear it but knew the colours would suit my daughter (see above, heh). I took the waist band off and removed all the beads from it to use in the crochet. I simply cut and hemmed it a little for the arm holes and added the neckline. All hand stitched because doing that is easier than getting my machine out of the black hole which is the under-stairs-cupboard.
I've been doing lots of little crochet experiments so will get around to photographing them now that the weather has picked up here in the UK.