Monday, March 19, 2007

Ugly Sweater Vests...

I would love to know who actually wears some of the booty-ass sweater vests I've come across while searching for a good sweater vest pattern. I wanted to knit myself a really cute black sweater vest because, though I've seen lots of them around recently, for some reason designers have taken to attaching a faux button-up shirt underneath the vest like so:

Note--this is an actual vest I saw on eBay. It's not one in a real store, though if it was, I would probably buy it. I'd also get one in plain black. I don't buy clothes on eBay because I have this thing about buying clothes I haven't tried on, but I digress. Everywhere I go I see sweater vests with a "layer-look" faux shirt attached. Who came up with this brillian idea I would love to know (so I can go and bitch-slap them in the mouth).

But when I look for cute vest patterns, all I come up with are fugly things that I wouldn't even put your granny in:

Do not attempt to adjust your screen. Those are actual strawberries knitted into the vest. I'm not kidding. Fugly. Really, really fugly. I don't know anyone who would actually wear this. Do you?

So attention all knitters--anyone who has a cute vest pattern, please hook a sista up!


Tattooedjedi said...

i dont know what the deal with sewed in sweater vest shirts is. some of them are super cute. at least none of them have giant strawberries on them - that picture looks like it was straight out of Saved By The Bell's best wardrobe collection. We'll find you some supercute vests - just you wait and see.

Christine said...

"It's alright, 'cause I'm saved by the bell..."
Sing it with me! I know you know the words!

AlisonH said...

If you like the shaping, skip the stripes, the strawberries, any part of it you don't like. If you don't like the shaping, forget it, of course.