Monday, 15 June 2009

Modification Mondays: rebbyruby's summer onesie

I've been thinking about starting this feature for a while. There are so many great patterns and really creative knitters that make a few mods and end up with a brilliantly special, unique, or vastly improved knit. So, without further ado, here is the inaugural Modification Monday post. Original Pattern:Summertime Tunic by Katie Himmelberg Knitter Extraordinaire: rebbyruby (Ravelry profile) Mods: added shorts to make the Summertime tunic a one piece playsuit/romper/onesie. What Makes This Awesome: If this isn't the perfect knit to wear on a hot summer day, I don't know what is. rebbyruby knitted this gorgeous little playsuit out of 100% soy yarn, so it's comfy and cool. this is knit from the bottom up, whic make sense for a playsuit like this- then you can try it one as you go, making sure you get the perfect fit. I'm a bit biased because I think playsuits are fantastic and deserve to make a comeback. I love playsuits so much I dragged a friend shopping last week to more than 15 stores trying on different playsuits and I was so disappointed that none of them worked for my figure- either they were too baggy and slouchy (in all the worst areas) or they were street walker fare. I'm so happy I stumbled across this- I think it might be the solution to the perfect-fitting playsuit!!

14 comments:

Phoe said...

Very cute! (Thanks for the welcome too.) :)

CanarySanctuary said...

I love it! What a cool mod. And what a fascinating idea for a series of posts :) Can't wait to see what's up for next week.

Hilary said...

Cool! I'll be looking forward to Modification Mondays from now on! That knit romper is extremely adorable. The ribbing around the waist is such a cute idea!

Eliza said...

awesome idea! there are so many really awesome modified projects! i can't wait to see what you come up with!

Siga said...

Well, you could at least get a perfect fit if you knit one yourself. I'd be excited to see a result if you venture out for this one.

Susan said...

That is brilliant. I made that tunic and didn't even catch the connection until I saw the link! Love the onesie.

the Lady said...

Oh my. Well, while it is my personal belief that only ballerinas and babies should wear one-piece articles of clothing - did you try American Apparel? They have such things. In gold lame too.

e said...

that is so adorable!!

angelknits said...

What a great summer knit! It looks so flattering on you and the modifications have done wonders!
Love it.

Rita said...

Gorgeous! I have been looking for a pattern like that. Playsuits are just so comfy... :)

Cirilia said...

That's awesome, and I have to nominate something I just came across:

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/SaturdayKnitFever/calorimetry-3

Reckless Glue said...

HAWT!!!

yoel said...

So cute! I love onesies, and I love the idea of knitted shorts (pants seem way too warm), so this project is just perfect!

Maryse said...

Daring, but cute! Nice color!