26 January 2009

Need creative input

As many of you know, I am a rape/incest survivor.

The night of the rape, I went to the local emergency department. An organisation in KCMO (http://www.hopehouse-ejc.org) donates "care packages" to women in such circumstances. Since my clothes were taken from me and I had an extremely detailed and invasive examination, the package consisted of soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, sweatpants, and a t-shirt.

The first four items were used and discarded, but I still have the sweatpants and t-shirt. At this point, they are torn and tattered, stained, and ripped. I tend to wear them when I'm need of emotional comfort or when I'm ill at home. I absolutely and steadfastly REFUSE to throw them away. However, they are also now in such condition that I really can't continue to justify wearing them, either.

I'm hoping some creative minds out there can put forth suggestions on what I can do with my sweatpants and t-shirt (for instance, my mom transformed a bunch of my hockey t-shirts into a quilt). If it makes a difference, they are both black.

Thank you VERY much for putting your brain power to use for this!


  1. Any chance they'd work as a pillow?

  2. I was also going to suggest a pillow, or maybe a stuffed animal.

  3. i'd have a better idea if i could look at them. the stuffed-animal idea came to my mind too... or if you have other material you could add, a piecework quilt might be possible (although a good bit of work.) You could put another t-shirt underneath to fill in the holes for a pillow...

  4. My aunt made bolster style pillows out of the legs of sweatpants. ( basically college sweats with the name of the college down one leg ) So for each of her kids ( she is step-mom to the older 5 and had 4 of her own) she has a bolster pillow and a regular square pillow ( made from a sweatshirt) in her rec room.