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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Sweetheart Dress

Top: Corset cups, Center: Tapering of triangle towards waist, Bottom: Slip-stitch ripples on skirt

Left: Front of dress, Center: Built-in bra and waist stay, Right: Victorian boot button loop closure
 © Sweetheart Dress

This knitted corset dress features
seed-stitch removable straps,
seed-stitch set-in cups shaped with short rows,
victorian boot button loops back closure
from "Knitting Beyond the Edge" by Nicky Epstein,
slip-stitch ripples swatch for skirt
from "Stitchionary 5: Lace Knitting" by Vogue Knitting,
built-in strapless bra, and waist stay.

Lang Yarns, Georgia,
96% Cotton/4% Polyester, ~120yards/50 g ball, Machine Wash/Dry Flat
Color # 730.0006, Lot # 4297 , 12 x Yarn Balls
Needle: US4 3.5mm

Buttons: 11 buttons of La Mode Style 37465 (Hook 988), Blumenthal

Thanks to J for the constant support and challenge to make a more ornate piece.

Check out the matching build-in bra here!


  1. No wonder it took you so long to post this. This must be a lot of work!

  2. Pik Lay, The knitting took a month or so... it took awhile to get the back buttons too. They ran out of stock.

  3. i can't believe this only took a month. i'm a slow knitter, even when i knit frequently.
    the stitches are gorgeous. i can't believe you made this!

  4. Betty <--- Thank you for dropping by!

  5. Wow, what an amazing dress. Beautiful!