When I walk into a clothing
store and spot an adorable cardigan, I immediately find it in my size
and head for the dressing room. But when I spot a pattern for a
magnificent crocheted top, determining if the design is a good fit for
my body type becomes more difficult. We don't all look like the models
pictured, thankfully, and a cardigan that accentuates someone else's
beautiful curves, may not flatter my straighter figure.
I gathered a few friends at work for a little dress-up party with a few of the sample garments in the office, and we photographed four summer tops on each of us. Laughter and suggestions abounded as we shared advice for altering the garments for each of our figures.
Here are a just couple of the garments and models:
by the vintage doily, this short-sleeve top was made using bamboo
thread. This intermediate-level cardigan is constructed in the round and
features a V-stitch bodice, picot-edged sleeves, and a pretty lace
Ideas for color, flower placement, and the number of buttons proved that this was an easy garment to personalize.