So I've been lurking for about a month, and I decided today was the day to clean out my digital camera and post some pictures of recent forays into crafting wonderfulness. Unfortunately, I cannot for the life of me upload any pictures directly onto the craftster picture-hosting yumminess b/c my photo-editting software will NOT REDUCE IMAGE SIZE. I figured out to put my camera on the euphemistically "good" image quality and cross my fingersIt worked!
Without further ado...Boxer shorts made into pillow cases. Fiancé's knickers were getting a little thread-bare, and when I stretched them at the waistband, I heard that familiar *crunch* and knew they were headed for the junk pile. Sock monkey clothes, I thought at first. Then, 8 or 9 pairs of shorts later, I realized I had quite a bit of fabric. So I chopped off the waistband, split them open to make a more-or-less flat piece of fabric, and quilted them all back together. Now we have coordinating pillowcases out of the softest cotton you've ever felt. They're a little lumpy b/c of the original boxer seams, which I left alone. But when fiancé walked into the bedroom and recognized underwear he'd had since high school emblazoned upon our pillows, he just burst out laughing. It was too much fun!
Did that work? Was it cute?
Here are some more:
(other side of his)
(other side of mine)
Turns out the plaid ones were his favorites (whoops!), but they didn't pass the elastic test!
And, because you know
you want to see a detail close-up of a fly: