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knit nightmare

Added Aug 8, 2010

by nookie

Kelvin Grove, Au...






a few years ago i bought a great grey striped knit but not very much of it. i desperately wanted to make a dress\tunic with it so i decided to combine a vintage pattern with a built by wendy pattern resulting in this end product. The reason it was a nightmare? it was one of my first knit attempts; i cut the pattern way to big so I had to take it in several times (and by the looks of the pictures I could do with taking it in again); the V neckline at the back was not easy; i cut the neckline too big which in turn made the V stretch out too wide – hench the crocheted strap across the back; the front diamond panel was very fiddly; my topstitching was very crappy so it’s good you cannot see it. However, despite the nightmare i quite like the dress – it’s a little bit different and extremely comfortable. I really don’t think the photos do it justice but that could be me in denial that it’s not as good as a think it is. What do you think?

Material Notes

variety of knits bought a few years ago from spotlight




Garment Type

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    Dec 11, 2010, 10.32 PMby Rikka Walters

    This is way cute! I have a love/hate relationship with knits, myself. :-)

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    Aug 10, 2010, 07.27 PMby Jayne St John

    I like unique and comfortable this looks like both cudos !

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    Aug 8, 2010, 08.22 PMby nookie

    thanks guys, it’s nice to know that other people think it’s okay, particularly with all the hard work I put in. i guess that’s one way to learn – from your mistakes.

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    Aug 8, 2010, 06.49 PMby Abigail A

    I like it too! It’s different. The ruffle on the front is very nice, and I like the v back.

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    Aug 8, 2010, 12.23 PMby feetyjammies

    I like it! I think it’s cute and it looks so comfy.

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