Thursday, March 31, 2011

FO conversion 2KCBWDAY4

This is the day 4 post of the 2nd annual Knit and Crochet Blog week. I can't believe I found material for another topic. Today's topic is "whatever happened to..."

Last year, I knitted this dress. For some reason, I just wasn't happy enough with it to wear it that often, and it was the top half that I didn't like. One thing I didn't like about it was that the neckline was too high a V, mainly because my crochet edging was too tight. I also just didn't like the way it fit, but I don't know exactly why, except that I think it made me look too top heavy. I really like the skirt section, so I decided to convert it to a skirt.

I did not bother with taking it apart and ripping back the stitches because I just don't have the patience for that sort of thing, and the yarn is way too sticky to rip. Instead, I just took some scissors and cut it apart. I used the sewing machine and zig-zag stitches to keep the knit stitches together, and then sewed on a bias facing and encased an elastic for the waist. And voila! I have a skirt that I'm much happier with.


gay said...

a knit rescue and a great one at that, love the skirt and you're right it suits you better than the dress although i can't quite put my finger on why that is!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

I LOVE this as a skirt!!! Such a seemingly easy switch (at least for you). I recently saw a pattern for one very similar and am tempted to knit it. It really looks marvelous on you :)

I've never heard of KCBW ~ but it sounds like a fun blog event!

knitseashore said...

Wow! That is really amazing. I don't know if I would have been brave enough to cut the dress, but yours came out beautifully.

Anonymous said...

What a clever and happy solution!