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Topic: Convertible baby-doll halter (and shrug!)  (Read 4681 times)
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« on: September 22, 2005 02:51:53 PM »

Here is a convertible baby-doll halter top I designed.  It can be worn with the slit to the front or to the back.  I'm planning on improving the design so it can be laced properly either way it's worn.  But I thought I'd give you a peak at this one.  Sorry the pictures are bad.  I'll post better ones when I improve the garment. 

Worn as a teardrop halter, tied around neck:

Worn as a sleeveless baby-doll, open in back:

Hope ya'll like it!

PS.  Here's how I made it into a shrug, too:  I folded the rectangle of it in half lengthwise.  The strap ends were woven through the opposite side toward the middle and pulled to gather.  The outside edges form the armholes, and the part that goes along the top of the bust in the other incarnations is folded back for a collar.  After it's put on, the straps tie into a pretty little bow in back, which sits in the middle of the slight ruffle.  These pictures are no better than the first, I'm afraid, but I can't post better until I get someone else to take them! Roll Eyes

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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2005 02:54:02 PM »

I really like this top  Shocked Makes me want to actually sit down and learn crochet for real  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2005 03:11:32 PM »

Normally I don't like crocheted things.. but I really like this. Great job.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2005 04:43:06 PM »

Terrific design and nice execution.  However, it's hard to tell from the photos how it's constructed---can you explain, please?  Does the halter part a "tie" and then wrap around for the other style?  Really nice work, craft-m.
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2005 07:31:01 PM »

Thanks, Waterbaby!  Once I get it improved I'm going to post a pattern with sizing conversions to my upcoming website.  In the meantime, it's basically a 34" X 18" rectangle crocheted onto an 80" 'tie'.  Worn open in the back, as a baby-doll, the ties wrap back around to the front and tie under the bust.  With the slit in the front, the top corners cross over each other and tie around the back of the neck.  The main problem now is that when the ties in back wrap around the front, the back is crooked instead of straight, so I'm going to fiddle around with it and make it so it laces.  The biggest challenge was getting the stitches right in the different sections so that it was stretchy over the bust, pulled a bit snug under the bust, and draped from there, while still keeping the straight lines on the edges.  I had to try several different kinds of stitches (and did a lot of unraveling and reworking). 

I expect to have the pattern finished and up on the website in the next week or so. You can preview the website at:


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« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2005 01:18:56 PM »

It's lovely.  I might even be able to carry it off.  Can't wait to see better pics!  Hint:  Clean your mirror, you slob!

(Side note:  I can talk to her that way.  She's my little sister.  I catch anyone else doing it though, and watch out!  Wink )

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« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2005 03:17:54 PM »

tee hee....

I know.  I will try to get someone to take the pictures for me, and avoid the mirroir sale altogether....

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« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2005 11:53:08 PM »

very stylish and classy at the same time!

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« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2005 12:36:34 AM »

Oooh! I like!!

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« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2005 05:20:47 PM »

HOT! HOT HOT! i love it! can't wait to see better pix or at least ones w/ a clean mirror!  Wink
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