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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / free *haute couture* dress pattern on: June 24, 2004 03:30:32 AM
Hi girls,

Thought you might like this - the design website ShowStudio offers a free pattern from Belgian fashion designer Martin Margiela. Quote:


At the vanguard of avant-garde designers, Martin Margiela is a master of reworking existing clothes, fabrics and objects to create new garments and accessories. Attributing this quest to transform as born from a wish to treat the preciseness of the structure of a particular garment as a design challenge, this downloadable unfinished pattern gives an opportunity to engage in this process of mutation and innovation. The simple shift dress pattern, without sleeves and with no hemming, is the basis to make a design of your own conception - by augmentation and addition. As if joining the actual designers at the key stage in the making of a garment, this is your raw material to shape into the new.

The pattern, that you'll have to finish yourself, is downlable as a pdf-file:

34 tiled sheets for A4/letter printers

4 sheets of A1 for large format printing only

(...and the results can be posted at the ShowStudio website)

Read it all at http://www.showstudio.com/projects/ddl_margiela/download.html


2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Green Fair Isle Jumper on: May 09, 2004 02:54:23 PM
wow, i can hardly believe that - it's your first knitted sweater ever, - you did it without a pattern, - and used the fair-isle technique. Amazing, you did a great job and it looks great on you!
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: my Knitty eyelet skirt on: May 09, 2004 02:48:46 PM
hey nice to see another one, creatingme, it looks great  Cheesy
too bad the weather here hasn't allowed me to wear mine yet...
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re:Questing for frog intarsia pattern on: April 22, 2004 10:19:37 AM
I found you four frog charts for knitting - don't know if their style is what you're looking for, but here they are:

(both pictures are of famous Dutch frog, a character in a children's book)

and here's two charts of another comic-style frog:

goodluck on your quest Smiley

5  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re:Crocheted sushi instructions?? on: April 21, 2004 05:16:21 PM
Laamissa, i found you a way to get to the getcrafty pages. Just go to http://web.archive.org/collections/web.html, type in getcrafty.com and you'll find the Crocheting Sushi article. It's no pattern as you suggested, but an interview with the designer. Here you are:


Hope the pics inspire you to make your own crocheted sushi - i think they're great, it's one of my favourites in crochet!

6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re:bikini on getCrafty on: April 21, 2004 04:58:38 PM
Guess what? i got you the pattern!!

Did you ever hear of the wayback machine? It's a website that stores as many as possible old sites in their archive. Thinking 'let's give it a try' i typed 'www.getcrafty.com' in the search box, got there, clicked on the 'craft' button and voil! >>>


Save the webpage to your computer and never let go of it again  Smiley

7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re:my Knitty eyelet skirt on: April 21, 2004 11:55:05 AM
Woa, thanks girls, you embarass me with your compliments (*blushes*)

The yarn i used is called Cotton Eight and knitted on 4,5 mm needles. I think it's only for sale in Holland (couldn't find any English pages) but it's a pretty normal soft cotton yarn.
Actually the quality wasn't that good, my first ball had a lot of knots where two pieces of yarn were joined, and the clearly lighter shade of pink i used for the flowers was a ball of the same colour number i used for the entire skirt!!  To get an idea of the yarn see it here.

Lobsteriffic, if you'd like to knit it but want it smaller or bigger, you might consider to use yarn with another gauge than the pattern suggests? Mine came out smaller too because of that, i think.

And another hint for people who want to do this design (!):

There's a few lines in  the pattern that could be confusing, at least, i was. By coincidence i found a thread on the Knitty forum about this problem. It has corrections from the designer, but for some reason Knitty did not change that part in the actual pattern...! Anyway, you'll find them here: http://b18.ezboard.com/fknittymagazinefrm13.showMessage?topicID=62.topic

Hope to see some more eyelet skirts soon Smiley
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / my Knitty eyelet skirt on: April 21, 2004 05:45:05 AM
Spring has come, at least it did in in Amsterdam, so i thought i'd share my newly knitted skirt:

http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0QACdAjMTQ23CoMwAlsrjCl20LuDRo3NNwiwnbrR64jIaHalJ6T2JuXKcortrY5dADRvXUrgZkID!TKqHHU6Omu2Oii8RE*VNzoydAgBwlSk/rokje1.jpg?dc=4675468924652898327 (i know, my tan is missing Cheesy)

The pattern i used is Eyelet skirt from Knitty's summer 2003 issue, and is knitted in pink cotton. After knitting and seaming it, i made a row of randomly placed flowers around the whole skirt in duplicate stitch, with red and a slightly lighter pink:


unfortunately it came out a little shorter then the one on Knitty's picture, since the pattern works with counted rows instead of inches -- but hey, i never knitted a skirt before, so i'm easy to please anyway (-:

9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re:Baby Booties on: April 20, 2004 07:31:28 PM
how about the "Stay-On Baby Booties" from Knitting For Baby knitted by loose ends at
and the same pattern by Claudia at

there's a lot of *free* patterns at http://knitting.about.com/library/blbabybootpic.htm but i'm not sure if they're cool Smiley i guess it al depends on the yarn you use and your imagination on using colour.
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re:pattern / problem finishing Adriafil sweater on: April 20, 2004 06:16:41 PM
Thanks a lot for all the advice, but as you can see .. i did it my way Smiley  I've decided to settle with the neck line and weave in the cord front/back/front, under my chest and over my back:

I'm quite pleased with the result since my solution served three goals:

- the neckline looks ok like this - although i'll problably wear a small top underneath or at least a bra when going outside, i'm no hero really when it comes to being sexy in public Grin
- the waist that actually was a little too wide/not shaped enough to my taste, is fine as well now.
-  i made myself happy, since i've been seeing a lot of these tunic-like tops in the stores lately that i really wanted to buy but couldn't afford.

LAWebChick, the yarn i used is Schachenmayr Hair - it's really light and soft, and a bit more fuzzy when you buy it since this is re-used yarn from a frogged cardigan i never wore.

So, i'll have to do the steeking on some other project - i'm dying to cut my scissors through a piece of knitted fabric!

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