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1  Dottie Tank in Knitting: Completed Projects by CraftyFox on: August 25, 2007 10:57:39 AM
Hey all, I'm just trying to get back on the wagon after a bit of a craft hiatus (don't you hate it when life gets too busy to knit??) and wanted to show you this tank I made up.



The yarn is some cotton I had in my stash which didn't look like enough to do anything in just one colour, so I tried putting them together and came up with this.  It was knit on 3.5mm (US 4), with horseshoe lace for the frill and the lace inset, a polka-dot pattern in stranded colourwork and the back is the lace pattern from Wenlan Chia's Tea Rose Halter in the spring issue of IK.



I've got a question though.... I have more of the pink left over. Do you think it will look nicer with a small cap sleeve??

I would do it in the same lace pattern as the inset, I think, but of course other suggestions are welcome!
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2  Summer IK Seaberry Shell - Not so bad after all ;) in Knitting: Completed Projects by CraftyFox on: August 04, 2006 03:03:52 PM
I was hoping, oh soooo hoping that this would be cute. It looked so cute on the model...all bobbly and kinda mod.  And I've been needing a shell for work because I'm all stocked up on nothing but those tanks with the teeny straps that show everyone your bra strap. No big deal if you're just going shopping or to the park, but not in front of my boss, who's also the dean. But all I got for my trouble is a very frumpy top.  Tongue


**ETA**  Thanks so much for all the comments!!  Maybe I'm just being too critical. I made a lot of mods trying to make it suit my shape and wanted it to look like it did on the thin, flat chested model....fat chance lol. I need lots of waist shaping to make sure that all of me doesn't look as big as my chest or I just look like a barrel. Maybe if I try taking it in a bit with my sewing machine, I'll feel less self-conscious about it.
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3  2 cheers for boob shaping! - Now with link to Pattern :) in Knitting: Completed Projects by CraftyFox on: July 21, 2006 04:45:53 AM
since all of the tank patterns i've seen tend to just have some shaping on the sides to change the width, i decided to play around with some boob shaping, more 3-D like  Grin  i'm still having some issues with hem curling, which i'm hoping blocking will fix, but overall i'm happy with how it turned out.  i remembered to take some notes while i knit, so i should post a pattern soon too.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/68259359@N00/194088923/


**EDIT** Woohoo! I finished the pattern Smiley   You can find it on my blog here:
http://whirlingdervish.blogspot.com/2006/07/pattern-for-bosomy-tank.html  The pattern looks long, but don't worry, that's only because I wanted to write everything out to make it easier to understand.  The shaping is really quite simple.  And of course feel free to ask questions here or on the blog.  I'm always happy to help  Grin


cheers,
tatjana
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4  Re: quickie dress that anybody can make in Clothing Sewalongs by CraftyFox on: July 13, 2006 02:25:48 PM
YAY!!!  I'm done!  and now i have not 1 but 2 dresses.  

the first is magenta/fuchsia jersey i already had. i had to make the straps a little shorter when i ran out of fabric length, but i think it's ok.  i think i will sew the straps on again tho, because i'd like more overlap of the straps for coverage, especially since i have less strap to wrap.i also need to think of ways to wrap that maybe don't emphasize the bust as much, for some reason the solid fabric makes it look huge  
i bought some fabric today on sale for 2 euro/m for the b/w dress.... i overlapped the straps a bit more, which was better, and i love the print!  it makes for a very fun version of this dress. i love strapless dresses, but they never fit right, and require strapless bras which i find really uncomfortable. so finally having a strapless or anything else dress is just the bomb!!!   Grin

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http://static.flickr.com/77/188980553_0bacaf32eb_o.jpg


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5  Austen-esque cardigan - with pattern link! in Knitting: Completed Projects by CraftyFox on: June 19, 2006 08:27:21 AM


http://whirlingdervish.blogspot.com/2006/06/finally-lizzie-pattern.html

hey folks!

I'm not really new, but never posted much before and thought it might be good to change my user name to match my blog since I'm planning on making a habit of writing up patterns for the stuff I knit.  That way anyone who's looking will know where to find me.

Anyway, I knit up this Regency style cardigan for Knit the Classics http://knittheclassics.blogspot.com/ because we were reading Pride and Prejudice.  I really like the way it turned out and thought it would make a fun summer pattern. This is an easy intro to lace for those who haven't tried, and has a simple shape so it's fun and easy!

let me know what you think, or if you need help   Cheesy

tatjana
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