Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Ugly Sweaters

by Deb Baker/Hannah Reed

It all started when we tried to find a few ugly sweaters for the local production of A Fox on the Fairway, which is a wacky golf comedy.

One of the male cast members had to wear ugly sweaters - three wardrobe changes worth.

So we went to the thrift stores - Goodwill, St. Vincent, etc. and combed the racks.

And couldn't find ANY ugly sweaters.

Sure we had some discussions over what constitutes an ugly sweater, but none of the zillions we picked through were going to work.

Someone far more talented than moi actually took regular sweaters and made them ugly.

There is officially a shortage of them.

Because of the popularity of ugly sweater parties

The flashier and tackier the better.

So if you're considering donating your ugly sweater -

It's a collector's item!


Kate Collins said...

You're right, Deb. I volunteer at my church's resale shop and have seen few that I would consider really ugly. Well, except at Christmas. I always wondered who bought them. Now I know!

LauraW said...

I have an ugly Christmas sweater. Maybe I should put it on eBay. LOL

MD said...

I LOVE to wear "ugly" sweaters!

Judy said...

We had some 'golf' sweaters that went fast! The recent best sellers had ships on them.


Aurian said...

I don't think I have ever had an ugly sweater. I did have those that itched or rode up constantly. And they get tossed.