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Christmas Recycled, Upcycled, and Created

Added Jan 7, 2014

by SewNotWork

Northern Colorad...






Christmas card 2013! We do a unique/funny/odd Christmas card every year. This year required more of my sewing skills. I used a vintage pattern Simplicity 5338 to make my daughter’s disco pants. I lowered the waist and adjusted the thighs to emphasize the flare. Son’s shirt was made from a women’s XL. I kept the original collar and sleeves and then made the front and back to fit his torso. My sequined top neckline was raised and the bottom shortened. Husband’s pants were originally women’s scrub pants, so the hips and thighs were narrowed. Daughter’s blouse was a woman’s blouse that I removed 3-4 inches off the bodice and then reattached to the smocked/gathered waistband. Other items including the guitar were thrift shop deals. Some shoes were spray-painted white. Hope you all have a great new year!

Material Notes

Lots of polyester, sequins, silk.




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Mod, Other
Blends, Knits/Jersey, Lace/Sequins, Polyester, Silk

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    Jan 9, 2014, 12.42 AMby bjr99

    Love it! What a great idea!!

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    Jan 8, 2014, 06.09 PMby MojoHollz

    hahaha! This is so awesome! What a great way to have extra fun at the holidays! I would love to be on your Christmas card list, a definite stand out from all the others :) Love it!

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    Jan 8, 2014, 03.59 AMby sophia329

    this is fantastic!

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    Jan 7, 2014, 10.07 PMby Ruthie-fish

    Bah hah! Thats so awesome!

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    Jan 7, 2014, 09.04 PMby rita61

    Awesome!!! What fun!

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    Jan 7, 2014, 05.43 PMby SewNotWork

    Glad you liked it! We had fun doing it.

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    Jan 7, 2014, 11.12 AMby Mary Athey

    Happy new year to you all!! This is so fabulous funny and extremly clever. You all look amazing. I love this so much and think what a lovely attitute to life you all have. Bravo. First class xx

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    Jan 7, 2014, 05.53 AMby RedDynamica

    this is hilariously cute! you are very creative!

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    Jan 7, 2014, 05.07 AMby freakusbzzz

    How cool are you!

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