After practicing on some muslin, we decided to try making some miniature board shorts. My SO found a pattern and did the cutting, I did all the sewing, and we both used more spatial reasoning than we expected to. Eight hours later we had our finished product:
Our complete mini board shorts!
My back is sore from hunching over the sewing machine, but I now know a heck of a lot more about sewing than I did this morning, and I have a lot more respect for the work that went into the clothes I wear on a daily basis (they have so much stitching in them!)