Saturday, June 14, 2008

China Doll Finished!

Pattern: China Doll, Interweave Crochet
Yarn: Elann Lara, Colorway ? Bright Purple
Hook Size: E, 3.5 mm
Size Made: For 38.5 bust

I incorporated maximum bust ease (the wedge), added the waist shaping (the nip i think) where recommended, I added one extra hip flare for obvious reasons and made the sleeve twice as long as recommended. I also added almost twice as many fasteners because of bunching and gapping in that area. This fixed things. I just didn't feel like making the buttons after it was all said and done. So I used some silver ones I had. I also had to include extra completely round motifs right in the front to cover up some bizarre discoloring accident.


Virtuous said...

Gurl you had some major updates!

I really love this China Doll top!!

Luv your crochet belt for your friend.

Luv that Noro capelet! :o)

Glad your mojo is on FIYAH!

Kamika said...

Well I'll Be!! You are really kicking it out! I love everything. That Teddybear's Topper is too cute!

Zuleika said...

You've been busy!! Very cute once again. ;-)

Sheila said...

The China Doll top came out Fabulous!!!

KimT said...

china doll is too cute! I want one!

NikkiJ said...

Zu, Kim, get started on your China Dolls right away. It was a great learning experience. And easy class so to speak.

Christy said...

Dang you've been busy.
But the top is gorgeous.

I hope you're really pleased with it.

Anonymous said...

That is TOO CUTE! You did a great job with that top. It fits you perfectly!

Nik said...


You are too cute in China Doll.

NikkiJ said...

@ Christy, Del, Nik: I feel cute in it. I think the weave is close enough to preserve modesty but open enough to allow a nice breeze. I'm wish I would have chosen a more neutral color so that I can wear it more often.