When I need to think - I sew. Nothing that requires thinking about the sewing that's going on, and that rather narrows the possibilities. Pyjamas always work well, and there is usually some piece or other in the stash that couldn't possibly be used for anything else. Really - what else could you make out of this fabric? Not fit to be seen in public! (Oops! I'm showing it to you.) In my defense - I did not buy this fabric. It was given to me. A wonderful soft cotton. Perfect for summer. But those colours... At one time I thought to make a hippy-dippy shirt for my son, when he was going through his hippy-dippy phase. Even he balked at this, and now that phase of his life is over, and the fabric sat there. Well, it is now in use, and the dog still recognizes me, even in these pyjamas (but they do feel wonderful!) The pants are some conglomeration of patterns that I came up with at some point, and all my pj bottoms are made this way. The top is Butterick 5948, which I've had for eons, and I'm amazed that it is still in the catalogue. I don't use the facings - I simply use bias strips to finish off the neck and armholes.
And what I needed to do serious thinking about - I'll let you in on that soon.