The theme was 'the 50's' and since Grandma is a product of the '50's she was conscripted to make a poodle skirt.
Since Grandma wasn't born yesterday...she didn't make a skirt. The felt required for a proper poodle skirt is not practical - or washable. Plus - this was a rush job. So she bought a cute ruffled skirt and appliqued a poodle and leash onto it.