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Reuse, Recycle, Rejoice! Trash-to-Treasure Holiday Shirts Pt. 1

November 11, 2010

Ahhhh, holiday finery! Everyone has a Christmas sweater or shirt they pull out of their closet in November or December. Some are quite lovely, others a little tacky, but all of them represent the fun and wonder of winter and the spirit of the holidays.

This year, we challenged staff members to make holiday-themed shirts, but we added a twist: their shirts had to be made using an existing shirt from their collection, or something found at a thrift store. No new shirts allowed! In a time when many families are short on funds during what can be an expensive season, we thought it would be great to find new ways to love old things, and spread some cheer in the process.

First up is an elegant take on our challenge from our Merchandising Director Kristl. She started with two butter-soft sweaters in complimentary colors. Then she deconstructed them and reassembled the pieces into a color-blocked cardigan using her serger, leaving the seams visible on the outside of the garment. Printed chiffon flounces and a ribbon tie closure complete the look. Just looking at this sweater makes me think of cozy gatherings with family, but I love that it also has a style that far outlasts the holiday season. Kudos, Kristl!


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Stay tuned for more shirt makeovers from our staff as the holidays approach!

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