Body of knit

Knitted body D & G Fall 2010

Many designers have taken 90's references in their Fall 2010 collections. The body is one of these pieces that many have not seen or used since 1997. But what if you sew it from secondhand knitwear? Dolce & Gabbana thinks it´s nice. Me too. If you´re affraid that it will be itchy, just use jersey from an old t-shirt as lining... Oh c'mon! They are kninda adorable, right?

The leg openings and top edge can be finished in two ways:
1. FOLD. Zig zag an elastic band to the edge, fold it underneath and top stitch it with an "elastic stitch".
2. RIB PANEL EDGE. Cut the rib from sweater hem and use a serger to sew it to the leg openings.
I think the 2. is better for thick cable knits and 1. for thinner 1x1 knits.

Top photo: Numero 116, September 2010.

D & G Fall 2010 collection knit body suits:

Dolce & Gabbana FW2010 wool underwear 5
Dolce & Gabbana FW2010 wool underwear 1
Dolce & Gabbana FW2010 wool underwear 2
Dolce & Gabbana FW2010 wool underwear 3

Stolen Girlfriends Club cable knit shorts:

Stolen Girlfriends Club cable knt shorts 2
Stolen Girlfriends Club cable knt shorts 1
Stolen Girlfriends Club cable knt shorts 5

Loose knit romper by Jena Theo FW 2010:

knit romper Jena Theo FW 2010 2
knit romper Jena Theo FW 2010 3
knit romper Jena Theo FW 2010

knit bodysuit

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5 comments:

  1. funny i just thrifted one recently, vintage 80s i think. it's so classic and not. i love it. all excited to wear it for fall.

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  2. I love it. It wouldn't be that hard to make out of a sweater, but I wouldn't know how to finish the edges.

    xoxo
    http://nickienoel.com

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  3. Nickie, The leg openings can be finished in two ways:
    1. FOLD. Zig zag an elastic band to the edge, fold it underneath and top stitch it with an "elastic stitch".
    2. RIB PANEL EDGE. Cut the rib from sweater hem and use a serger to sew it to the leg openings.

    I think the 2. is better for thick cable knits and 1. for thinner 1x1 knits.

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  4. Genius! Glad I asked. I saw another cool DIY sweater idea this morning that involves weaving a ribbon into a sweater. Check out the 4th picture down. http://teenangster.net/2010/08/nomadic-layering/ It would be cool to combine the two ideas. Now all I need is time!

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