Merry Christmas, YKYLF Nation! Our editor-in-chief Jen is on task #4 in the Jane By Design Style Challenge. The prize: YKYLF gets mentioned on an episode, but we need fan support to win. Sign up for the “Team YKYLF” newsletter, and we’ll let you know how & when you can help. One randomly selected subscriber will be featured on YKYLF!

 

The task:  Well, this is one competition that’s not taking a holiday break. On Friday I got an email which said: “Turn that holiday sweater into something fresh & exciting that could be the next big trend for Holiday 2012. Ask your readers to share their own inspired creations on the Jane By Design Facebook page, and mention the name of your blog.”

 

The result:  What was once an unfortunate vest is now a skinny tank, ready for the most fabulous Christmas parties!

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Here’s what we started with. I know.

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Let’s flip it inside out. Hmm, that’s sort of interesting…

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But there’s a lot of extra stitching. Should we clean it up?

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Yes, that’s much better.

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Now, about the shape. I can’t imagine it would be flattering on anyone as-is. Let’s do some experimental pinning with the shape and also fold back the braid…

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Much more flattering.

 

Too many colors, though. Let’s antique the exposed thread with a bit of black.

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That certainly makes it more subtle. What to do with all these extra beads? How about turning them into some jewelry…

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And we’ll top it off with a patterned belt.

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Huh. I might actually wear that.

 

Paired with some nailhead stud leggings, hot heels, and a vintage clutch, it’s practically cute!

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Merry Christmas to you and yours! Please go to the Jane By Design FB page and tell them about a creation you made, and tell them You Know You Love Fashion sent you. We get judged on fan participation…THANK YOU!

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