We are so excited for this fun tour! Ugly Christmas Sweaters are on of those silly traditions that just make us smile! We thought it would be fun to take random Christmas sweaters, shirts, leggings, or festive fabrics and turn them into stylish Petite Stitchery & Co creations. This week we are inviting you to our Ugly Christmas Sweater Party – Petite Stitchery Style of course! We hope that you will follow along and join in the fun! Just grab an old Christmas sweater or some festive fabric, then pick out your favorite Petite Stitchery & Co PDF Pattern, and whip up something amazing!!! Add it to our Link Party (at the end of this post) and be sure to visit the links before and after yours to spread some Holiday cheer! We will randomly select a few party goers to receive a free pattern of their choice from our shop. Don’t forget to head over to our www.petitestitchery.com to create your account today. We have a few Christmas Freebie waiting for you to downloaded. We hope that you all enjoy the amazing stops on this blog tour. We also want to take a minute to wish you a blessed and wonderful Christmas! May you have peace and joy this Holiday season!!
For my Ugly Christmas Sweater I just had to up-cycle this amazing Star Wars T-shirt that I found at a local second hand store. I choose to use the Sparrow Peplum Top & Tunic as my base. I thought that the combo of the collar with the Star Wars was the perfect nerdy-but-too-cool look for my tween. I am actually quite jealous of how this turned out and want to try and make one for myself. I think that one of the hardest parts of up-cycling is making sure that the image panel you want is not cut wonky. To ensure that everything is lined up nice, I traced my “on the Fold” pattern piece making it one solid cut I could see first.
This allowed me to turn it slightly to make up for the ware on the secondhand shirt. It also showed me which size, of the secondhand shirts, would give me the results I was looking for. As it turns out I had to use the Adult 2XL even though my end shirt was going to be a child size 12.
Once I had my placement right I added 3″ to the length of the shirt so that I would get a look closer to a sweater. I also left off the peplum that makes the sparrow so cute, in added a chunky waistband instead.
The final few hacks that I made to the pattern were to change up the sleeves a bit and mess with the collar. I adore the collar on the Sparrow but I was not going for a sweet look with this sweater. I wanted a bit of edge to it for my tween. My daughters and I also have a lot of hair so buttons on the back of a shirt are nothing more than a hair trap so we knew that we wanted to make the sweater a pullover. To do this we changed the fabric of the collar to knit. The Red, Black & Cream Plaid was the perfect combo of the knit fabric we needed, the print of fabric that added to the edgy nerd appeal, and the colors that blended in with the Star Wars panel! It is perfect. I placed the collar off center for a spunky feel and my hack was complete!
We are over the moon of Endor about this pattern hack! In our eyes it is the best stylish Ugly Christmas Sweater in the Galaxy! That being said there are many amazing stops on this tour so be sure to visit them all!
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