Listen, I know that you think this is a dorky granny sweater. I know that you see it and you’re like, “OMG- that is a horrifying Geriatric sweater from hell! It looks like a doll obsessed 4 year and a Midwest granny got together a designed it! This sweater represents all of the bad things about the 80’s and none of the good!” I get it, I get it…it’s ugly,and not even in that novel ugly christmas sweater tis the season sort of way, it’s just…well the photo says it all…
But, if you step inside of my mind for a second, we can give this sweater a chance. First of all, lets not hate on Granny fashion- there is all sorts of cool appliqué action happening with Granny styles that frankly, we all could learn from. Second of all- lets not hate on little kid fashion either- the little ones are mad creative and a lots of that cutesy, doll-vibes stuff is actually cool AF. Third of all- let’s just admire my pre- makeover styling of this Gem, complete with some foxy old tennis shoes. Fourth of all since Christmas week in Nashville is going to be in the 50’s-70’s I was super thrilled to turn this baby into an adorable little sweater dress with all of the comfy White Christmas vibes it could possibly have. The remake was super easy and I loooove how it turned out.
Then I was done! My next step was to take her out in nature and have some fun with photos. As a side note- I took all the below photos using a self timer and my iPhone. I started to run out of light with some- but before the sun set- I was able to play with focus by draping some plants around the lens. I’m so happy that I can create this effect with an iPhone and can’t wait to try out more of this style of shooting.
I’m off to eat all of the things. I’d love to see you all work your sweater magic this holiday!
Love and Thrift,
3 thoughts on “From Granny Sweater to Adorable Dress: A Perfect Christmas Weekend DIY”
Wow, that turned out super adorbs! And your photos are adorbs!
So cute! I am envious of your made DIY skills!
WOW! I would not have thought to do that from a total Granny sweater and it came out amazing!
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