Monday, 25 July 2011

Modification Monday: Help Me Rondeur

 
Original Pattern: Rondeur



Knitter Extraordinaire: Heidi (Ravlery ID)

Mods: Adjusted the hemline from the original pattern to sit flat for a more flattering hemline, and added a lace detail. Project page can be found here with more notes.

What Makes This Awesome: This is a perfect example of how awesome it is to be a knitter and customize your clothes for a more flatting fit. Heidi wasn't comfortable with how the rounded hem of the original pattern might fall on her body, and instead chose to do a more classic hem, but added a bit of lace detail to spice things up. I love how the lace at the hem line balances out the amazing detail at the raglan 'seams'  and the whole garment looks beautiful. What a fabulous customization! Plus, I had a genuine smile over her witty little project name.


11 comments:

Noas' Libellule said...

So much more interesting the original pattern!

CU@5 said...

Yeah, that's definitely more interesting than original! It really flatters Heidi's figure.

Vanessa said...

I didn't like the original when it came out (it was just plain OK) but I love this! I've been reading up on the tech aspects of knitting (thanks, EZ!) so I can start modifying patterns to fit me in a way I want.

Peppermint Mocha Mama said...

Both patterns have their merits and I always admire someone who can take an item and modify it to fit the wearer perfectly.

While I love her modification and it looks gorgeous on her, it would not be flattering on me ~ fluff and stuff tends to fall out of lace holes... lol.

foxflat said...

Nice! Simple edit, but it really changes the finished product. I am really liking the Modification posts :) keep 'em coming.

Maryse said...

Wow! Great mods! Beautiful result! That green is amazing!

Jacey said...

It's such a flattering top!

rebecca said...

beautiful shade of green! i love it.

Evelyn said...

Great mod and nice to see how beautifully it worked out.

KnittingPony said...

Ooh I do like a knitting pun :D
Love the colour of the garment and really like the raglan seams.

CanarySanctuary said...

Very pretty!