I’m a finalist in The Great Ugly Knit Upcycle!

The Great Ugly Knit Upcycle

#11 Recycled Haute Couture

The Great Ugly Knit Upcycle

Check out all the great entries and vote for your favorite!  I had so much fun searching for old ugly knits at thrift stores, garage sales and rummage sales.  Here’s a closer look at what I did:

First I started with these:

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I modified some LBB patterns for the dress I made:

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The front piece was the front of the Halter/Tie-back dress.

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The arms were skinny versions of the Sienna dress arms.

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I sewed the collar facing down with the stitching showing.

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The lower back was from the twirl skirt (changed a bit so it’s lower in the back center).

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The top back was just a smaller piece of the Halter/Tie-Back dress front.  I left a small opening at the back, just for fun, but finished the edges with other pieces of fabric.

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So here’s the final result. . . . . . .

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I also found these ugly knits and saw some potential:

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I turned them into simple twirl skirts.  They look so much better!

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I’m always on the look-out for knits to transform.  Now even ugly one’s aren’t safe!

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