Monday, 17 August 2009

Modification Mondays: Estonian Lace Dress

Original Pattern: Estonian Lace Scarf Knitter Extraordinaire: Marian (Rav id, blog) Mods: Marian took the lace pattern from Nancy Bush's Estonian Lace Scarf and used it for the main body of the dress, while improvising a simple ribbed bust and a cool bobble halter neck. She knit it top down and in the round, which makes a perfect fit a breeze- just try it on as you go!What Makes This Awesome: Marian got the idea for the dress loosely based on the look of this outfit: Not intended to be a replica, but more that she was wanting to knit something that recreated the flirty romantic look. I love how sculptural lace becomes when it's blown up in bigger gauge with thicker yarn. The delicate lace of Nancy Bush's Estonian Lace Scarf looks completely brand new on this dress. To shape the lace, she changed needle sizes to increase and decrease for shaping. Plus, let's face it- lace+bobbles+bigger gauge+cute halter dress= Utterly awesome layering piece that is beautifully one of kind. Project page is here. Marian's pretty good at improvising patterns and ideas- I love her Cropped Chainmail cardi as well!

11 comments:

Hilary said...

That's just awesome...and I loved that outfit in Dollhouse, too. :)

Kara said...

Awesome! You are totally channeling Echo.

Kat said...

Wow! That is great. I want one!

Sherrill said...

Knitting with Marian is so awe-inspiring. She funny and refreshing to hang out with at meet-ups and is soon to be a top designer in the knitting world...if we can only get her to publish her patterns. ;)

the Lady said...

And you could even knit up those lacy stockings from Vogue Summer 09!

CanarySanctuary said...

That's a fantastic mod! Mod to the extreme.

persjanka said...

bravo!!

Princesseetoile said...

j'adore c'est magnifique!!!

Alani said...

Absolutely beautiful.!! That lace dress is truly awesome. Like the idea of that outfit.

Peggy said...

Wow, it's amazing that you can just look at a picture and translated into a pattern!

Sandra said...

I know next to nothing about knitting, and by next to nothing, I actually mean nothing at all. But I love this piece. It's perfect with the white underneath. This is the kind of thing I would like to see in stores to buy.