Last week we went to party that encouraged fancy or festive sweaters. After searching my closet and finding myself with nary a fancy or festive sweater in site and without time to swing by a thrift store to pick up something gaudy, I realized I was going to have to get a little creative. My first thought was to sew the ornaments that didn’t fit on our little tree this year to a sweater, so I started rummaging through our box of unused Christmas stuff. When I discovered four sets of small battery powered LED lights I’d bought at IKEA years ago, I knew what I had to do.
With T-minus 1.5 hours until the party started, I quickly sewed two pockets on the inside of the sweaters where the battery packs would live. I then strung the lights around the inside of the sweather, poking holes to pop the little LED’s through the front and sewing them in place. After a quick check revealed two of the four lights had dead batteries, I scoured the house, removing batteries from remote controls, clocks and a small flashlight. Every time I go to use the remote and curse its lack of battery power, I think back to my shining sweater and smile. They were sacrificed for a very glamorous cause.