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. 🙂
I started off with six Christmas sweaters.
As you can see from the above pic, this isn’t my first Ugly Christmas Sweater Party rodeo, friends!
I unpicked the bodice of a dress I liked the fit of (but that was worn-out) and used it as a template for the bodice of my new dress.
Then, I traced the skirt part of another dress I really liked to make a pattern for the bottom of my new dress.
And here’s a video where I explain my process (and yes, I know my voice is weird, okay?). 🙂
Everything got all nice & stitched together, and now….
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!
And look what I saw first thing this morning! 🙂
Big Mondo Major thanks to The State for letting me play. 🙂 This is my absolute favorite project to date. I’m really proud of it, and I hope you guys like it too. 🙂