Adjusting the petal halter

Olga Buraya-Kefelian (Ravelry link) made a genious job for Interweave Knits summer issue with the Petal Halter top – I just did not get my eyes off from it. I have promised myself not to make any knits from patterns anymore, but I could not resist this. I love the construction of this top, but I have some doubts how it will go with my body type. I have some ideas for the adjustments, let’s see how they will turn out.


I’ve had a longing for a knitted dress for ages – just haven’t bumped to the right pattern yet. While I flipped and turned the pages of IK back and forth, pondering about making this top I came up with an idea to extend it to tunic or dress. One more petal would make it probably a tunic, with two it might be a cute short dress. Because my body and  body conscious clothes just don’t mix I’m considering making it A-lined. Every petal should be slightly longer than previous and I would gather the extra while sewing.

There was two giant cones of Yeoman bourette silk in my stash, it’s quite thin but I’m using it doubled with decent results. I’m making my version from top down, sewing it petal by petal to see how my adjustments turn out.

2 Responses to “Adjusting the petal halter”

  1. Julie Says:

    July 13th, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    What a brilliant idea- I think this would be a simply stunning dress!! Very retro and chic. It’ll be a crazy amount of knitting, but you can do it!!

  2. michele Says:

    July 13th, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    i like your modification ideas