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Topic: Victoria's Secret knock-off (w/PATT LINK!) & Eiffel  (Read 9924 times)
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BlackResonance
« on: October 19, 2008 12:49:41 PM »

Me- "Oh, I like that! But it's $49 Undecided "
Luke - "Make it"
Me - "Ok Grin "
http://www2.victoriassecret.com/commerce/onlineProductDisplay.vs?namespace=productDisplay&origin=onlineProductDisplay.jsp&event=display&prnbr=9F-227226&page=1&cgname=OSCLOALSTUR&rfnbr=5190

I used Cotton Ease, a total of 3 skeins and a few yards from the 4th skein, in Hazelnut. I also wrote up a pattern but it's only in the size I made for myself...I'm not sure how to do different sizes.

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/XblackResonanceX/1012081332a.jpg
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/XblackResonanceX/1012081331.jpg
I couldn't be more thrilled with it!! Grin And the best part is I spent less than $20 to make it. Pssh, Take that VS!! Tongue

And my Eiffel. I've been eyeing this sweater for a long time but never had a nice yarn to use. My grandmother actually made me a sweater dress Very simiarl to this when I was a toddler, except it was light pink with brown ribbon. I have no idea what brand of yarn it was as the label is written in Egyptian. I bought it on eBay, 100% Egyptian Cotton, and I still have 3 hanks and some from the second hand leftover.
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/XblackResonanceX/1019081459a.jpg

Closest to color-
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/XblackResonanceX/1019081459b.jpg
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/XblackResonanceX/1019081528.jpg
 Can anyone read that? Also, how would I wash it?

I have mixed emotions about the Eiffel pattern, it was kind of weird. There's shaping in the arms but not in the waist, the neck is really big, chest is kind of small. So the things I did different was I added 2" to the waist (and it's still too short), I added 1" to the arms - I don't have long arms either and I have to stretch mine to fit. I left out the shaping for the arms so they're the same width up and down, I also added extra rows at the top to lengthen the bust and make the neck smaller. And I used the traditional method of binding off - the one given in the pattern left the opening way too small no matter how loose I bound it off, although I did like how it looked. And I didn't block it, it fits better that way, but I might block the arms so the length will stay intact. It's really comfy though Smiley



PATTERN!!!
http://darth-tardius.blogspot.com/2008/10/vs-knock-off.html
Please, please, let me know if any of you make it and there's a problem with it. I'm not that good at writing up patterns, so hopefully it all makes sense.
Enjoy! Grin
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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2008 01:05:54 PM »

I'm so in love with your VS knockoff! I want to cast on for it asap! What size would you say you are? I'm a little curvier than you, but still pretty small.  I think I might be able to get away with the size you made....maybe.  Are you willing to share the pattern? That is so freakin' adorable, I can hardly stand it! And it's perfect for a southern california fall, where it can be just a touch chilly, but still warm enough for short sleeves.  Great, great job!
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myklia
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2008 01:10:35 PM »

That Victoria Secret knockoff is absolutely amazing.  I wish I could do that.
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funtobewith
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2008 01:18:44 PM »

Great job!!!
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BlackResonance
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2008 01:30:52 PM »

I'm so in love with your VS knockoff! I want to cast on for it asap! What size would you say you are? I'm a little curvier than you, but still pretty small.  I think I might be able to get away with the size you made....maybe.  Are you willing to share the pattern? That is so freakin' adorable, I can hardly stand it! And it's perfect for a southern california fall, where it can be just a touch chilly, but still warm enough for short sleeves.  Great, great job!

I seem to shrink a bit in photos. I'm guessing it would be a Small, maybe a Medium in standard sizing...I'm a mixed size but my chest-waist-hip measurements are 36-24-37. It does stretch a good deal though, without looking too stretched out, so this top really could fit someone who is XS and someone who is M.

I'm writing up the pattern right now Grin
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cutek94
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2008 02:04:20 PM »

omgawsh your knockoff is fabulous!!!!!
who needs to pay $49 when we can spend $20!!!!
awsome  Grin can't wait for the pattern
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BlackResonance
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2008 02:08:05 PM »

omgawsh your knockoff is fabulous!!!!!
who needs to pay $49 when we can spend $20!!!!
awsome  Grin can't wait for the pattern

Thanks!!! I'm so glad I decided to make it! And I just saw another, very similar dress that they have with seed stitch and RK, it has a cute cowl-like neck and a belt...I might just make that too Cheesy
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bezoona
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2008 02:47:50 PM »

Oh that first one is gorgeous! The second one is also lovely!

As for the writing on that yarn, that just says the name of the company,

The Egyptian Company for Washing & Knitting...more stuff I can't make out too well,
then underneath it says 100 grams.

Is there something on the back maybe that will be washing instructions?
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BlackResonance
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2008 03:35:34 PM »

Oh that first one is gorgeous! The second one is also lovely!

As for the writing on that yarn, that just says the name of the company,

The Egyptian Company for Washing & Knitting...more stuff I can't make out too well,
then underneath it says 100 grams.

Is there something on the back maybe that will be washing instructions?

If you could make out the rest that would be super! Smiley
- I have that upside down...don't I?  Cheesy It looks like it should be facing the other way. Sorry
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bezoona
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2008 03:52:39 PM »

No, that's the right way up (the original pic was upside down, I flipped it over to read it).

Not surprisingly, there are no washing instructions however Sad

The first pic has the gauge or similar of the yarn it says "thread 4/8 'thick' (term for thread thickness that I don't know in english)"

The second just says
preparation and dyeing (then it has the logo)
Egyptian company for white dyeing
Color code ______

(the color code is blank ;P)

So sorry, there is nothing that says anything about the washing instructions weh weh.

Not too surprised, in the middle east, these sort of details aren't paid much attention to - booo.

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