On the men's pants table I found a pair of olive cargo shorts, and Lionel's fate was sealed. The pockets and other helpful shorts features worked great for a bag. I cut right down the middle of the shorts, preserving the side seam. Sewed on the applique Lionel motif, made a new other side seam, sewed up the bottom. I went to the remnant table, where I found a boys' Old Navy yellow plaid shirt. Some fabric had been cut from the bodice but the plackets were intact, so I cut them off and used them as straps.
The copy on the screenprint reads: "How can I transform a lump of clay into a likeness of Lionel Richie from the 'Hello' video?"