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7.13.2010

The Ugly Knit Challenge

Okay, I know I said I wouldn't be back until tomorrow, but-- I finished my entry for

and wanted to share it!




Here is the before:






Ugly Polo type shirt, ugly rugby style shirt and some ugly plaid knit yardage. What do you think? Do they qualify as 'ugly'?
I had a conversation with the fabric store lady about 'ugly fabric.' I went back to the store to get more of the ugly plaid fabric and I was explaining that I was suprised to find it gone as it was pretty darn ugly. She told me there was, "No such thing as ugly fabric."
Huh.
After thinking about it, I have to agree. Some of the fabric I pick out for a specific purpose could be considered ugly, but just as beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so is ugly. And when beheld with the 'eye of creation', you just never know. . .



Okay, sorry for my rambling. . .


on to, the after:





A cute little school girl, ready for Kindergarten!





What a fun challenge! I can't wait to see what you have created. . .

Linked here.

12 comments:

Hannah said...

That knit turned into a truly adorable dress!!
I have to agree that maybe there's no such thing as 'ugly' fabric... What can we call it instead? Project-Specific fabric? Special fabric? aggghhhhh now I'm brainstorming a new name for ugly fabric instead of working.

OH WAIT - "undesirable" fabric?

Lisa said...

Oh MY!!! This is so cute! I love everything about it! Super cute pattern, perfect choice of fabric and buttons. I also love the creative picture taking, glasses, hair, apple, pencil, desk. You are amazing!

Lisa said...

P.S. Your model it too cute as well :)

sue said...

WOW the dress is super cute.

Brooke said...

Seriously, could she {and you} be any cuter??? Love love love what you did with the fabric!! And you just wait until you see the pics of all this fabric I have until you decide for sure that there is no "ugly" fabric. :) xoxo

Jessica said...

That is an adorable dress! I think there probably is such a thing as ugly fabric, but that is not it . . . but then I am a sucker for plaid ;)

The Sewing Dork said...

Wow, that is a great improvement! My own effort at the contest ended up in a heap on the sewing room floor. Good for you!

Robin said...

Love it and I would love if you would link this project up over at my blog www.thetshirtdiaries.com's Upcycled Awesome linky party - http://tinyurl.com/Upcycled5

Robin said...

Love it and I would love if you would link this project up over at my blog www.thetshirtdiaries.com's Upcycled Awesome linky party - http://tinyurl.com/Upcycled5

Melissa said...

Super cute - very sweet.

Tringali Family said...

Super cute! Your photography skills are great too!

2littlehooligans said...

that is great! so glad you shared it. now I need to start working on mine.