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« on: January 28, 2009 10:43:13 PM »

I actually finished knitting this dress in August, but it took me until just a few days ago to actually find the right kind of ribbon to make the straps.  You'd think it would be a lot easier to find plain black ribbon, but it's really not!

The pattern is the Basic Slip from the book Knitting Lingerie Style by Joan McGowan-Michael.  She has a bunch of other great patterns on her website White Lies Designs.  The pattern calls for Cascade Fixation, a great stretchy cotton-elastic yarn, which allows the dress to be so form-fitting.  The drop-stitch accents are done in a ribbon yarn.  I used Lion Brand Trellis, a different yarn than the pattern called for, and I love how it turned out.

 


An in-progress pic that shows the drop-stitch parts a little better

I altered the pattern a little bit: I knit the smallest size because I'm thin, but I'm bustier than the smallest size was intended for.  I did a few extra increases for the bust shaping to prevent the dress from being too obscene.

I can't wait for the weather to warm up so I can wear this outside!
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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2009 11:03:19 PM »

I'm no knitter so I can only suspect that this took a lot of work! It turned out darling and is very classic looking so that style will do great for a long time!  Great job!
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2009 11:18:04 PM »

I'm no knitter so I can only suspect that this took a lot of work! It turned out darling and is very classic looking so that style will do great for a long time!  Great job!

Thanks!  This was actually one of the easiest projects I've done.  The hardest part was finding the ribbon--seriously! 
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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2009 12:40:10 AM »

Its wonderful good on you.I bet you get lots of comments on it.thanks for the link i am looking now and I am drooling already.
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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2009 02:04:08 AM »

WOW! It accents your body wonderfully. Great Job.
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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2009 03:15:28 AM »

Looks fantastic.  In the thumbnail, I thought it was probably sewn and now I'm pleasantly surprised it is knitted.  Great job.
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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2009 06:06:24 AM »

really hot!
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« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2009 06:31:51 AM »

Wow...I like your yarn choices. Overall I think you did an amazing job.  Smiley I really want to get the book Knitting Lingerie Style. I always gawk at it in the store but I haven't bought it yet.  Smiley  This just makes me want it even more!
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« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2009 07:57:17 AM »

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« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2009 08:09:59 AM »

I love it. Great job, and it looks good on you.  I have this book, but not yet made anything from it myself. 
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