I have a lot of shirts that I absolutely love, but really can't ever wear again. These are shirts that I bought when I was 16. At 16, these shirts were already too short for me to wear (when you're 5'11" and all torso and the current trend in shirts is "almost midriff-baring!", clothing shopping can be tough). After a late-in-the-game, 2 inch growth spurt at 17, these shirts became far too short for me. I was okay showing off half of my midriff as a teenager, but I'm not-so-okay showing it off now, at 26. I definitely can't go into my classroom wearing them. So I decided that the only thing to do (aside from the altruistic act of giving them to charity) would be to cut up my shirts and piece them together, like a cotton version of Frankenstein.
I very, very, very slowly sewed everything into place. I even (reluctantly) sewed hems onto the edges of the fabric piece that would be used as the bow.