For our fourth task, the DonovanDecker fashion house provided us with one snazzy holiday sweater and asked us to turn it into something fresh, new and completely different.
“You must use every ounce of creativity you have to turn the holiday sweater into something special. Something spectacular,” Gray Chandler Murray tells us in her email. “I donâ€™t care if you use scissors or glue, your fat jeans or a slice of stale fruitcake. Turn that sweater into something fresh & exciting that could be the next big trend for Holiday 2012.”
Our peers who are also participating in the challenge came up with some pretty cool things, but as we looked at the sweater, we just couldn’t cut it up.
Our grandmother, who we spent the Christmas week with, took one look at it and fell in love with it, just as it was. Yes, we know it’s a grandma sweater to begin with, but we just couldn’t take scissors to destroy the snowmen on it.
Instead, we thought of how our grandmother used to dress up as Mrs. Claus when we were younger and pulled out some old ribbons and lace, adding them to the sweater. Now, Mrs. Claus is as snazzy as Santa Claus is — complete with her own amazing belt.
We know we might get “fired” from the challenge by keeping the sweater as is, but we love it. A Christmas sweater can never really go out of style.
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Jane By Design Task #4