Wednesday, December 26, 2012

How to make your own ugly christmas sweater

As you can see here, we hosted our ugly sweater party the saturday before christmas. 
As the tradition of ugly christmas sweaters becomes more popular it is harder to find ugly sweaters at the last minute. So I decided to make my own ugly sweater vest. 

I searched Ravelry for vest patterns. I tried one, but I didn't like it. So I tried this one

This is what I came up with

I bought the trim on clearance at Michael's, the ornaments and pom poms are from the idea store and the yarn I already had. 

I paired the sweater vest with a goodwill skirt and sunglasses without lenses, a walmart turtleneck and target socks. 

The final product with P.

What do you think? 
I love dressing up.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Ugly Christmas sweater party 2012

 This years party was pretty epic in my mind.. If you miss the ugly christmas sweater of the past you can take a look here

Our winners
Best outfit on the top and best sweater on the bottom

Our winners
Best outfit on the left and best sweater on the right
If you remember my trophies here

So, what do you think of our sweater ugliness? I think i am in love with this party.


The evolution of ugly christmas sweater parties

  It started in the December of 2007, We went to (perhaps our first) ugly christmas sweater party.
We waited till the last minute and couldn't really find anything.. 
This is what we came up with

too cute? I know.

After we got our own house we decided we wanted to throw our own annual ugly christmas sweater party.
It started in 2010 with a limited amount of people

This party has evolved from there to an annual tradition. 
This is a recap of 2011

This year was a whole new world of awsomeness, I will post later with pictures of that party and how I made my own sweater vest this year. 

Did you go to any ugly christmas sweater parties this year?