Monday, 7 June 2010

Modification Mondays: Improvised Skinny Empire

Original Pattern: Skinny Empire

Knitter Extraordinaire: Erin (Rav Id)

Mods: Changed the neckline, sleeve construction, empire waist detail, and added a gull lace stitch to the hem of the pullover.

What Makes This Awesome:  I think that this was such a brilliant idea- she knew she wanted to improvise a pattern that would create a super flattering knit and didn't use a lot of yarn; she knew she wanted to change the neckline and add lace to the bottom. I think by really clearly laying out what you want to change (see her 'goal' box on her project page), it's easier to develop a game plan on how, exactly, you're going to make those changes! And the final result is amazing- the neckline is perfect, the lace detail at the hem adds great interest to the piece. The resulting garment is just so, so pretty. I would wear this with everything!

Her project page, with great details on her modifications, can be found here.


MissMasala5 said...

I love it! The fit is simply perfect.

CanarySanctuary said...

So cute! I love this top. Great details.

Anonymous said...

How nice! It's simple but so elegant.