Monday, 13 September 2010

Modification Monday: February Lady Dress


Original Pattern: February Lady Sweater

Knitter Extraordinaire: Milja (Rav Id)

Mods:  Created a top-down short sleeved dress using the lace pattern from the February Lady Sweater for the main detail of the dress. She has fabulously detailed notes on how she created it here.


What Makes This Awesome: I love how Milja recommends on her pattern notes to use an existing pattern or construction that you know works for your body, and then add the lace. This is such great advice- if you know a pattern that suits your body perfectly, it can be the perfect jumping-off point for a world of gorgeous knits. And this dress is incredible!! I love the shape, the lines, the colour - it's the perfect garment for the fall weather when you need some transitional pieces. And it looks amazing belted, don't you think? Just beautiful.

11 comments:

alethia said...

Beautiful!

elephantJuice said...

I love this! Thanks for the link :)

Jacey said...

I really love it with the belt, and the color is fabulous on her.

Allison said...

What a great idea! I had seen the pullover version, and this is yet another fantastic variation.

slamskatkitten said...

oooh, i love it! great mod.

The Sweatshop of Love said...

Oh man! What a fantastic mod! I would never have thought that something so stunning would be so simple in execution. Genius.

Ibunnysavetroy said...

I love that, just don't know if it would look cute on my giant hips. It looks great on her though!

Susan said...

I'm making the FLS now. I love this version as a dress.

jdknitter said...

this is a really great idea! a great alternative to people who don't really dig the silhouette of the original FLS. Love it!!

jdknitter said...

this is a really great idea! a great alternative to people who don't really dig the silhouette of the original FLS. Love it!!

Hilary said...

Brilliant! I LOVE it with the belt, and I love the slightly fuzzy yarn she used.