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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / free *haute couture* dress pattern on: June 24, 2004 03:30:32 AM
Hi girls,

Thought you might like this - the design website ShowStudio offers a free pattern from Belgian fashion designer Martin Margiela. Quote:


At the vanguard of avant-garde designers, Martin Margiela is a master of reworking existing clothes, fabrics and objects to create new garments and accessories. Attributing this quest to transform as born from a wish to treat the preciseness of the structure of a particular garment as a design challenge, this downloadable unfinished pattern gives an opportunity to engage in this process of mutation and innovation. The simple shift dress pattern, without sleeves and with no hemming, is the basis to make a design of your own conception - by augmentation and addition. As if joining the actual designers at the key stage in the making of a garment, this is your raw material to shape into the new.

The pattern, that you'll have to finish yourself, is downlable as a pdf-file:

34 tiled sheets for A4/letter printers

4 sheets of A1 for large format printing only

(...and the results can be posted at the ShowStudio website)

Read it all at http://www.showstudio.com/projects/ddl_margiela/download.html


2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / my Knitty eyelet skirt on: April 21, 2004 05:45:05 AM
Spring has come, at least it did in in Amsterdam, so i thought i'd share my newly knitted skirt:

http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0QACdAjMTQ23CoMwAlsrjCl20LuDRo3NNwiwnbrR64jIaHalJ6T2JuXKcortrY5dADRvXUrgZkID!TKqHHU6Omu2Oii8RE*VNzoydAgBwlSk/rokje1.jpg?dc=4675468924652898327 (i know, my tan is missing Cheesy)

The pattern i used is Eyelet skirt from Knitty's summer 2003 issue, and is knitted in pink cotton. After knitting and seaming it, i made a row of randomly placed flowers around the whole skirt in duplicate stitch, with red and a slightly lighter pink:


unfortunately it came out a little shorter then the one on Knitty's picture, since the pattern works with counted rows instead of inches -- but hey, i never knitted a skirt before, so i'm easy to please anyway (-:

3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / pattern / problem finishing Adriafil sweater on: April 17, 2004 02:46:56 PM
Last week I knitted the Adriafill 'Pull Hippy' but now that it's finished and sewn together I'm having a problem with the model;
The neck line of my sweater seems to be different from the sweater the model is wearing on the photo that goes with the pattern:

sweater on Adriafil photo, with straight v-neck:

neckline of my sweater, that doesn't have the same v-shape but is more like a rectangle (?):

I'm sure I knitted the exact same parts as drawn on the chart that goes with the pattern:

I'm supposed to weave a cord (you can see it on my picture) "into the stitches around the neckline" but that doesn't change the rectangular shape of the neckline.
I also tried to think of other manners to sew the parts together but I really don't see any other way than I did.

So I'm not sure... Am I missing something in the pattern (http://www.adriafil.com/html/img/riviste/mag34/modelli/file_istruzioni/uk/11_hippypull.pdf)
or did Adriafil make a mistake or even altered the sweater for the sake of picture?

I'd love to hear your ideas and, hopefully, clues on this problem!

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