The Best Ugly Christmas Sweater Dress EVER: A DIY/Upcycle 1
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The Best Ugly Christmas Sweater Dress EVER: A DIY/Upcycle

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When a staffer at our local newspaper, The State contacted me and asked if I’d like to do an Ugly Christmas Sweater refashion for them to feature in their Life & Style section, I of course said yes.

What followed was some 40 or so emails where they wanted me to either make a tacky sweater normal or make a normal sweater tacky (How uninspired!) and me refusing to do that and instead insisting on making a ballgown out of a BUNCH of Christmas sweaters.

I’m very stubborn.  πŸ™‚

I don’t have a full tutorial of this refashion, but here are some behind-the scenes pics:

Using an old-worn out dress as a pattern for the bodice!
Using an old-worn out dress as a pattern for the bodice!
Bodice done! But what about the rest?
Bodice done! But what about the rest?
I drafted a pattern for the bottom based a gown I really like.
I drafted a pattern for the bottom based a gown I really like.

And here’s a video from The State where I explain my process (and yes, I know my voice is weird, okay?).  πŸ™‚

Everything got all nice & stitched together, and now….

BEHOLD!!!!!!!!!

BAM!
BAM!
Le back!
Le back!
Come cloooooooser!
Come cloooooooser!

Of course, I don’t just make dresses to not be seen!  My fahhhhhbulous new frock enjoyed an Ugly Christmas Sweater Bar Crawl with some of my favorite people!

Love these guys!
Love these guys!
Oh MY!
Oh MY!
Such handsome fellas!
Such handsome fellas!
These ladies are pretty swell too! :)
These ladies are pretty swell too! πŸ™‚

And look what I saw first thing this morning!  πŸ™‚

OooooOOOOOoooo!
OooooOOOOOoooo!

You can read the full article right here!  πŸ™‚

Big Mondo Major thanks to The State for letting me play.  πŸ™‚  This is my absolute favorite project to date.  I’m really proud of it, and I hope you guys like it too.  πŸ™‚

Cheers!

:)
πŸ™‚

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