I am wearing an ugly sweater. It's true, it's ugly. It was home made by me and even I cannot appreciate the homemade awesomeness.
I would like to discuss all the ways that this sweater is hideous.
- Let's start at the neckline. It took me 5 minutes of fussing to make the neckline look this good. I really needed some ribbing. Or better shaping. Better shaping would include a lower front and a higher back.
- How about the extra room in the bust? It gives me some kind of saggy boob syndrome that I do not suffer from. I'm wearing a brand new, super lift-y bra. You wouldn't know it from this sweater, but they are practically in my chin.
- The arms are too short and too wide.
- Those acrylic buttons do not belong.
I made this sweater years ago from a recycled sweater. Then a year or so later I steeked it into a cardigan with buttons I hate because they were the only buttons available at the time of the right size for my buttons holes.
So why I am I wearing it? It's loose, it's warm and I don't care how I look sitting in my lab. It was the third sweater I ever made for myself, with no pattern. I still love you Ugly Sweater.