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Topic: Now me and my grandpa can match! ~ An oogly christmas sweater dress  (Read 11912 times)
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« on: January 14, 2008 11:55:10 AM »

I found this sweater at thrift and thought it had some potential. For a few weeks it sat in my crafting corner in the basement providing warmth for me and whoever else could fit inside. But since then I have located the thermostat and it was time to say goodbye. No before pictures but it was an XXXL sweater, imagine the hideousness.


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I'm wondering how long I can wear a Christmas dress for. I figure at least until all the decorations in my town are gone, so that'll carry me into April.
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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2008 12:05:39 PM »

I can mentally see the how oogly that sweater was before you got a hold of it. Now it has morphed into a fabric that is so ugly that it's cute and perfect for what it became- a bad ass sweater dress that can be worn through April despite the disappearing x-mas decorations.
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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2008 01:46:34 PM »

cute! it looks great with the hat and necklace, too!
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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2008 01:48:56 PM »

nice one!!  Shocked

prob just as well you didn't do this before christmas, or i might have cried with jealousy!
i bet you can't wait to wear it next christmas already...
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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2008 03:47:23 PM »

Oh my gosh.  This is freakin' adorable.  *This rocks.*
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« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2008 04:24:52 PM »

Did you use the sweater dress tute found here

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=218058.0

looks just like it.

nice job Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2008 06:28:50 PM »

i love it w/ the hat and necklace!
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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2008 07:41:17 PM »

That is awesome. You know what would be just as awesome? Doing the same thing with those light up christmas sweaters. Those things are hilarious!
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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2008 05:39:59 AM »

that is many kinds of awesome. i need big oogly sweaters to chop up!
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« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2008 09:24:24 AM »

brilliant dress! and beret and lipstick!
but best of all - kimya dawson!!
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« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2008 09:34:07 AM »

that kimya dawson poster looks like the ones that were posted around the school i go to when she came into town. do you happen to go to one of the claremont colleges??
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« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2008 09:41:04 AM »

Very cute!
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« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2008 10:08:21 AM »

super sweet. it looks cozy yet sexi





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« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2008 10:34:19 AM »

really realy cute id wear it
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« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2008 11:14:23 AM »

thats just freeking sewwt .. waer it all year it will be even cooler
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« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2008 11:29:57 AM »

Tres-flipping-fabulous!! 
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« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2008 12:55:13 PM »

I squeeled outload when I saw this. That fabric is simply genious! I love the shape!
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« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2008 01:30:42 PM »

That's so awesome!!!!! Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2008 02:05:12 PM »

Grandpa must be SOOO jealous that he can't get away with tights like you can!  I just LOVE this and think you can at least wear it till Fourth of July!
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« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2008 06:42:11 PM »

I'll be honest: I'd wear that in July!  How hot are you?Huh!!!

I love it!  I know I'll be looking for some huge sweaters this summer so I can make some dresses/tunics for next winter!
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« Reply #20 on: January 15, 2008 07:58:05 PM »

ok now I have a visual of a grandpa in tights!
Great dress
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« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2008 08:56:57 PM »

Thanks for all the positive comments guys :)

Did you use the sweater dress tute found here

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=218058.0

looks just like it.

nice job :)

Nope, didn't see that. Just sort of winged it though a tute would have helped!

that kimya dawson poster looks like the ones that were posted around the school i go to when she came into town. do you happen to go to one of the claremont colleges??

Haha, I don't go to that consortium but my friend does. She organized the event/designed the poster and snagged me a signed one as a gift.
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« Reply #22 on: January 16, 2008 09:38:16 AM »

This is so frickin' cute.
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« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2008 07:27:41 PM »

great work!
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« Reply #24 on: January 17, 2008 09:35:07 AM »

You look like an absolute doll!  Love love love it.
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« Reply #25 on: January 17, 2008 09:37:06 AM »

ah!  i love your dress and i love your kimya dawson poster!
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« Reply #26 on: January 17, 2008 10:35:58 AM »

It looks amazing.
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« Reply #27 on: January 18, 2008 12:07:11 PM »

I love it! and your hat. and your poster. where did you get it??


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« Reply #28 on: January 19, 2008 05:25:50 AM »

I didn't thought I could like this kind of sweater one day, but your dress is so nice!
I think I will try to find some old stuff in my grand ma's attic.
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« Reply #29 on: January 11, 2011 12:16:26 AM »

That is RIDICULOUSLY cute. I'm jealous!
Hell, I'd wear it on the fourth of july haha
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« Reply #30 on: January 11, 2011 08:33:10 AM »

Ah! Great find! Wear it all year round if the weather permits.
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« Reply #31 on: January 23, 2011 03:16:59 PM »

 Fugly sweater recons are made of awesome. The candy canes just make this one so much better....darn my miles of height that make even the largest of sweaters way too short for a dress on me.
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