Finn and Michele have been blogging about Frugal Fridays. I really like this concept and I have designated Friday as my frugal/creative sewing days since I no longer work on Friday.
Today, I pulled two different pieces of polar fleece from the garment fabric stash along with accompanying accouterments. I cut out two fleece vests, one pink and one blue. I had to piece the binding for the blue one: have you ever pieced swimsuit fabric using a 45 degree seam? Argh!! But I did it. Now there are two vests ready to stitch up and by Sunday evening I will have two new garments in my wardrobe.
The larger leftover pieces were made into bedding for the local no-kill animal shelter. The small pieces were cut into square-ish shapes and will be used for dust rags. They work as good as the Swiffers dusters, at least in our dry climate. The static in the fleece just grabs that dust and does not let go of it.
I busted 6 yards of fleece, two big bags of polyfil stuffing (for the dog bedding), 2 large separating sport zippers and some bits and pieces of swimsuit lycra. And in case you are curious, yes, I have been known to make swimsuits. I have a very rich sewing past and have made swimsuits, prom dresses, wedding gowns, and flannel shirts. I have even done some 3D soft sculpture. You name it and I'll figure out a way to make it out of fabric.