It was a challenge amongst friends: a few other upcyclers (Shari, Sofia, Glenda, Olivia, Melissa and Lisa) and I drew names a while back for an ugly knit swap! The only rules were that the upcycler whose name you drew had to send you some knits that they had deemed unattractive and then we had to use at least 50% of them to make something beautiful for their child! I think I’m the first to finish but here is what I was sent:
I made a simple drop waist dress but added a puffed flutter sleeve. The sleeve is a combination of inspiration from CC and a gathered Old Navy flutter sleeve.
To make a simple “puff” sleeve I used a gathering foot on my serger to first gather up the green knit on the side that meets the neck….and then I cut my sleeve out as normal.
To top the whole outfit off I took some strips of the same fabric used in the dress and tied them onto a simple Goody’s headband (inspired by my friend Lisa’s awesome creations she makes from LBB scraps):
A cute, perfectly coordinated hair accessory!
This was so much fun…especially anticipating the arrival of the ugly knit package. I have to admit I actually LOVED the knits I received so it wasn’t too much of a challenge for me…..but still fun. I’ll share what was made with my ugly knits that I sent when I receive my package back! Stay tuned…..I have a new Lil Blue Boo design challenge coming up that is very similar!