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.
P.S. We would love to see the garments in sizes other than the sample sizes. If you have crocheted these tops, please share pictures in the Member Photo Gallery.
Inspired by the vintage doily, this short-sleeve top was made using bamboo thread crochet. This intermediate level raglan tee is constructed in the round and features a V-stitch bodice, picot edged sleeves, and a pretty lace edging.
Ideas for color, flower placement, and the number of buttons proved that this was an easily garment to personalize.