Tip for SweatshirtI have shirt pattern sheet that says to make a t-shirt with cut outs in it: (Click for directions)
Thrifty Fabric for Sewing ClothingI have made shorts and blouses from a large bed sheet, also curtains, pillow cases, etc. It's often cheaper than fabric from fabric store.
Turn Old Sweaters Into Leg WarmersLeg-warmers are back in style and can easily be made from the sleeves of old sweaters, even sweaters with holes! Just turn the sweater inside-out and cut the seam out at the arm-hole using sharp scissors.
Make a Flannel Half Slip for WarmthMake a flannel 1/2 slip to keep you warm. Cut a piece of new flannel, baby blankets, or section of a flannel sheet. For the length: measure from waist to knee. Add 2 inches for hem, and 3 inches for top casing for elastic.
Privacy Poncho for Bathing Suit ChangesAfter being years out of school and gym/locker rooms, attending a Y to swim recently I felt shy to change in public and noticed other women there also felt self conscious and shy about changing out of their bathing suits in public. Use a beach towel to make a privacy poncho.