Sunday, December 23, 2012

Ugly Christmas Sweater: Maternity

I've always loved the idea of ugly christmas sweaters and had the chance to go to a girls night this year and wanted to have something to participate with.
But being pregnant kind of threw a twist in finding a thrift store Christmas Sweater, so I just bought a men's huge sweater and added some ugly dorkiness to it.
I was trying to get ideas to work in the pregnant belly to the overall ugliness, and decided to go 3D and make the bump the nose of Rudolph.
I used a brown t-shirt for the head and ears, the antlers are fleece, and the eyes are appliqued muslin.
The pupils were big buttons and the nose is a stuffed satin ball. 
I had plans for the back as well, but ran out of time as I was making it the afternoon before the party.

It's actually pretty comfy as even maternity clothes are getting too tight on the baby gut. 
 Too bad the nose gets in the way. :)
Well hope everyone has a great Christmas if you celebrate!
I've got to go make a cheesecake and hope I don't ruin it!

24 comments:

Evelene S said...

That is too funny!

Charity said...

Hehe, that is the best ugly Christmas sweater I've ever seen. Love the 3-D aspect.
Good luck with the cheesecake! They really aren't too difficult. =)

Stef said...

hahaha, I just love you. Thanks for the smile and Merry Christmas, Jess.

Candace Martineau said...

Haha, this is so cute!

Alida L. said...

That's AWESOME! You have the cutest belly too, mine always looked like I swallowed a lumpy whale.

April @ The Painted Cupboard said...

Too Cute!!!!

Natalie said...

I hate to break it to you, but that doesn't qualify as an ugly sweater!

kmccalope said...

I love it!!! Love the nose.

Kristie said...

This is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Jessabells said...

Awesome ugly sweater!! Way to be creative!! Have a Merry Christmas!

jess

Falafel and the Bee said...

I think you look way too cute in that sweater to make it look ugly!
I think you should wear it all the time!

~Michelle

Jessica said...

Ha! At the party I was telling a story and my friend interrupted and said: "I'm sorry, I just can't take you seriously right now." Maybe it would help with my kids though, they seemed more interested in me wearing it and might listen better. :)

Elizabeth said...

That's awesome! I went to my first ugly sweater party this year and since I didn't have one, I took a plain sweater and embellished it a little to make it an ugly Christmas sweater. Yours is really cute!

Melissa (Melly Sews) said...

Hahaha! I love your sense of humor about the belly - this and the Vector costume are awesome!

pinksuedeshoe said...

Haha! This is fabulously horrible. I love it!

Ana Lopes said...

So LOVELY! The BEST wishes for you and your family!!!
Hugs from Portugal,

Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

Shelley said...

That is actually quite cute! If you made the button nose flat I bet you could market it... Merry Christmas!

Tanya said...

Definitely more cute than ugly! I hope you're feeling well. Merry Christmas!

mary mahoo said...

Oh My! That nose is shining! Love your shirt!! Merry Christmas.

nana said...

too cute. Merry Christmas

Pam said...

Very Cute!!! I love the way the baby bump makes the nose stand out. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

I love it! That is awesome!

kristin said...

Hahaha hilarious. I love it!! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Bless by Tone said...

OH MY GOsh - TOO FUNNY!!!

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