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« on: August 10, 2006 12:30:32 AM »





i'm really really happy with how it turned out. i based it off the crochet camisole pattern here - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=67176.0
but ended up ad-libbing a lot of it. i hate counting stitches, so i just memorized where i wanted to put the increases in each row of the top front, and i just made up the back. i ended up making three of the front pieces, because i couldn't be bothered to frog the first one after i realized it didn't match the second. i just started over and made the third to match the second!   

i made the back lace up so that it had a better chance of fitting my swap partner, since there was no way for her to try it on! she said it fits perfectly! i also left it unlined, because she was talking about wearing it over a tank top, and i thought the lining would look wierd then.

these pics are taken with it on my dress form, which is very close in size to my swap partner.

i used the suggested yarn, bernat baby, which was a royal pain in the butt for a lot of it. it separates a lot. i also sent her a bunch of really skinny ribbon, 4 or 5 colours of it, with enough of each colour to thread through below the bust and along the straps.

this is my first fully finished crocheted clothing item, other than shrugs that i've made up as i went along. i'm so proud!
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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2006 04:37:48 AM »

Your swap partner must be thrilled!   Grin

I's beautiful!  Shocked

So clever, adding the lace-up at the back.  Great job!   Wink
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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2006 06:14:49 AM »

Amy, thats gorgeous!  I usually don't make clothes (lie: I have a half finished sweater, a finished but very wonky jacket, a couple shrugs...) because of fit and impatience. when I get through a couple rows of the yarn separating on me, I usually get to pissed off to finish the project.

thats beautiful! Youre such an awesome swap partner
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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2006 07:03:23 AM »

Your swap partner must be thrilled!   Grin

I's beautiful!  Shocked

So clever, adding the lace-up at the back.  Great job!   Wink

thanks!

Amy, thats gorgeous!  I usually don't make clothes (lie: I have a half finished sweater, a finished but very wonky jacket, a couple shrugs...) because of fit and impatience. when I get through a couple rows of the yarn separating on me, I usually get to pissed off to finish the project.

thats beautiful! Youre such an awesome swap partner

thanks! i never make clothes either! compared to sewing, it seems like a huge hassle. it just takes sooo LONG and it's a hell of a lot of work in case it doesn't fit!

the yarn was annoying, but i got used to it pretty quick. if it had just been for me, i probably would have gotten mad and deserted it, but i had to finish it, it was for a swap!

this was for the knit/sew/crochet swap round 3, it was SUCH a good swap! no flakers, great communication, and so much awesome stuff sent and received!
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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2006 10:16:55 AM »

Your partner is one lucky ducky and you did such an awesome job for winging most of it. You have every right to be proud!
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« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2006 10:44:24 AM »

WOW  that is awesome!!!   just awesome  lol 
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« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2006 10:49:36 AM »

that is one sweet cami! i love it! and i am always so floored by your crochetin' skillz yo!
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« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2006 02:17:52 PM »

thanks! i was a pretty lucky ducky for this swap too, i got so spoiled!
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« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2006 06:24:34 PM »

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« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2006 07:10:10 AM »

That is the luckiest swap partner ever.
You did a beautiful job!
I'm inspired to go finish my no pattern bikini and then make something like this!
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