Rhinestic's Knick Knacks

Monday, January 07, 2008

Drops Design 103-6 Completed!

Yup, I've finally finished knitting this!!! Will post some photos tonight. I've made a little modification (shown below). I've also added an i-cord belt to the piece. Will be crocheting another belt.. Hopefully it could be done by tonight too, so I can take the photos altogether. ^.^

With I-cord belt


With crochet belt


Close-up of crochet belt


Using the i-cord belt to act as a tie for this belt. (Pretty much like a corset-style)


Pattern: Drops Design 103-6 Dress with shoulder straps in ”Alaska” knitted with cables and Rib

Yarn: Jaeger Roma (grrr, the yarn is peely! all the angora wasted...)

Needle size: 4mm and 5mm

Modifications: Did more pattern repeats due to the smaller gauge. The ribbed top stretches too much for me, so I knitted one round, and bound off quite tightly in "knit" method. I used mock rib for the straps and sewn them on directly to the top/dress instead of using buttons.

Add-ons: I-cord belt, crochet belt

Extra Notes: This top/dress doesn't really look flattering on me (which is the reason I added a belt to make myself look slimmer.......... =='''). And somehow.. it seems too un-rhinestic... LOL... It does remind me of some retro type of vest though.. Maybe it's the color... Think it would look better in gray or black.. Then again, I just took whatever I had enough from the stash... Or perhaps the top that I wore it with couldn't go with it...

12 comments :

Anonymous said...

GOD!!! hey!! when r u free? do u wanna have dinner or lunch with me anytime tt youre free? or lets just go down to Coscafe at Chijmes to take a loooook! ^^ cos i really wanna take some pictures there to send back to youko.. cos acc. toher, she misses her cafe alot... >< alritey?? haha =) hope to hear from you soon... :)

alle~^.^

Elizabeth Shanti Bradburn said...

Hello! Love love love the top. I saw it on craftster. Good job!

Rhinestic said...

Thanks Elizabeth! I was quite worried about it because the moment I put it on, I thought I couldn't really pull it off...

chantc said...

I think a grey top would be nicer.

Rhinestic said...

no fitted grey top available, u sponsor?

alt.ayu said...

nice work!! i haven't done any of the drops design stuff but a lot of them are ending up on my Q... heh

Rhinestic said...

this is my first time making something from Drops Design... =) there are other projects there in my Q too..

ALLE said...

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ALLE said...

nice top btw!
and im so getting a sweing machine soon. :):) YAYYAYAYAYYAYAY! ahaha =D thinking of some designs to work on first. bf burning my midnight oils on them later on when i get the machine.. look forward to seeing you soon dearie! :)
^^

Rhinestic said...

I got a new sewing machine some weeks back.. haha.. have yet to finish sewing a hoodie top (u can see it unfinished a few posts back)... Need to finish knitting some stuffs first.

Julia said...

I knit this too! It looked AWFULL on me, so I frogged it (I knit it in the recommended yarn - you can read all my woes on my blog). I think it looks great on you though!

bluey said...

nice top. i love the belt. :)

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