|Ugly Christmas Sweater Ornaments from Christopher and Banks|
Top Model Nikki (one of my two TM Nikki thrift store finds from a couple of years ago) was selected to model the not-so-ugly, ugly Christmas sweater ornaments purchased from Christopherand Banks.com.
Their sweater ornaments include a removable and pliable silver wire hanger, which I knew would come in handy to create doll accessories later.
For playscale dolls, I would prefer these sweaters to have been a little longer and the neck opening a little larger, but they are workable with much less difficulty involved to dress dolls than I experienced with the stiffened ones I tried previously.
Nikki's Pre-Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Photo Shoot
|Nikki tried on the elf sweater first. It has mittens attached to the sleeves. Dressed in this one, Nikki looks like a perfect helper for Santa.|
|Close up of the mittens on Nikki's hands illustrates the nice fit.|
|Nikki really liked the blue color against her complexion. The white snowman theme pairs well with her white leggings. This one also has attached mittens that are a perfect fit.|
|Close up of mittens|
|Next to try was the gingerbread man sweater which is without attached mittens, but is hooded.|
|A silver bead is attached to the top of the hood.|
|Nikki likes wearing this one without the hood, particularly due to the mishap that occurred while pulling the sweater over her neck.|
|After regrouping from the earring malfunction, Nikki tried on the white and gray snowflake sweater, which is both hooded and has attached gray mittens. She likes the winter white look and didn't mind wearing the hood.|
|This one also has a silver bead at the top of the hood as illustrated.|
|Nikki removed the hood but kept her hair tucked inside. She took a hot chocolate break while new earrings were made using one of the silver wire hangers. (Who knew I would be creating jewelry with the hangers so soon?)|
|The wire hanger was straightened out, cut to an estimated appropriate length for two earrings, and wrapped around a small ink pen leaving a straight portion at each end.|
|Nikki models her new earrings and will always remember to remove them before taking off or putting on any over-the-head blouse or sweater.|
|Nikki has decided to wear the winter white snowflake sweater. She has graciously given her younger sis, Goddess Emerald, permission to tag along with her to the Ugly Christmas Sweater party.|