3/30/08

Instead of Badia.. Its BadaBing

I'm nearing the finishing line on Badia .... oops I mean BadaBing...lol. The Badia Tank is a scoop neck tank with a braided cable and diagonal lace in the center, fell in luv with it... but ummm you know me... Ms. Molly the Modifier...lol. I modified it by doing the back in stockinette, 3 center cables, crocheting the neckline and adding cap sleeves. For the sleeves I used the sleeves instruction from the Sunshine Tee in Knit Simple Spring/Summer 2008 issue. I modified the sleeves a teeny bit by adding another 6 rows for length and totally feelin' the tank with the sleeves which are quick... I've actually finished the second sleeve just need to sew it in. Did I tell you I'm just luv'n the idea of using my sewing machine to seam my knits. I like the fact that the seams come out flawless and no bumpy ridges.

Ok.. the big question that I'm constantly asked:

Why do I modify projects. My intention is not to whimsically dismiss a designer's style. It actually inspires me to add my creative touches. Initially, I start out doing the project in its entirety, but somewhere along the line I conjure up images of what could be and go for it. Sometimes the images that I come up with don't always work out, but I always say, hey I thought it would look cute...lol

In conclusion, I would like to say Thanks to all the Designers out there that keep me inspired.

14 comments:

Adrienne said...

Very cute girl!!! I like it with and without sleeves lol

Christie said...

Modify away! Then it always comes out perfect!

Cas... said...

I say go for it! Do it the way you like. I think you are very creative so I like to see how you modify your patterns! You do such a great job!

Keep it up!

gold said...

I like it!!It looks cute on you!!

jaedoe said...

I think modifying a project is great. It makes it a custom piece and make you more likely to wear it if youve modified it to something you really wanted in the first place. Great job. Love the color.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Sheila - your knitting/crocheting always amazes me! And I thought a good design was suppose to encourage you to interpret it and make it your own? Which you do so well! Can't wait to see it with both sleeves.

Lesalicious said...

OMG that is so lovely you did a great job Sheila I love it. :)Fit you well.:)

Virtuous said...

Gurl I love that you modify patterns! I wish I was more daring and willing to step out more on my creative faith like you!! :o)

Looking great and I like the sleeves!

You make me want to get a sewing machine and learn how to seam all my knitting together!!!! I hate you for that! ;op Haha!

Have a great week Sheila!

Kelroc said...

Fantastic! I am inspired by your works.

Lashell said...

The sweater is coming out beautifully

del said...

I love it (even without the second sleeve, lol). You know, I bet your mods are just one step away from your actual original designs.

Sheila said...

Thank you. I finished seaming the second sleeve last night now if only I could a photographer to help me out..lol.

Andrea said...

Nice job!! I agree with Adrienne, it looks good with our without the sleeves. You've come a long way girl. =)

Robin said...

Looks great!! I usually modify patterns too, either to make them suit my body type better or because I'd like them better with a certain tweak.