14.2.11

DIY | Ballerina Infected Knitwork

Psynopsis Self-Knitted Dress Back

During the knitting course* I relied on my usual modus operandi which goes: idea [leads to] action [leads to] idea doesn't quite work [leads to] I need to find a solution for my mistake [leads to] new action… And that's pretty much how I (just about) finished the dress. It got a double pocket because I had to cover up some stitching mistakes and my idea of creating Black Swan inspired detachable sleeves didn't quite work out either, BUT I also purchased a 2nd hand knitting machine, so this is just the beginning (I fear I keep threatening this as some form of self motivation).
Psynopsis Self-Knitted Dress Zara Pumps Topshop Leggings


*which is finished now. It was SO MUCH FUN. Highly, highly recommendable... I really want to tell you more about it, but I'm off to parent's evening - oh the joy!


dress: diy, shoes: zara, leggings: topshop

49 comments:

Shini said...

I'm actually loving the double pockets, and the texture & colour of the knit really makes it look organic if you know what I mean? Bare

Really admiring the fact that you've taken on really learning about what you're interested in and pushing on! I can't wait to see what else you'll be pumping out from that knitting machine!

Style Odyssey said...

it looks really beautiful. i love the detailing and soft color, and what you're wearing it with.
a knitting machine...sounds like something i would like to have. i wonder what you'll be knitting next...!

MyStyle said...

Hi my dear-I just adore the dress, all the pocket and back detailing make it so much more stylish and unique xx

Aesthetic Alterations said...

This is a gorgeous dress. It's hard to believe it's your first--or that it arrived through some small errors. You clearly have talent. The back is particularly beautiful.

Hannah said...

the dress is gorgeous, it looks wonderful with the second sleeve on now


Bow Dream Nation xx

Christine @ Fanciful Vision said...

It's very cute! :D

And also - I'm in looove with that wallpaper! x

Dancing Branflake said...

I love this! You do look like the ballerina. I was going to ask if I could buy this from you but then I realize you probably want it because you spent to much time on it. But, if you were to sell it...

Nikki said...

Beautiful dress! well done of you ;) x

Vintage Vixen said...

It is absolutely stupendously gorgeous. I love it. xxx

Isabel said...

i cant believe you made that! love it and i kinda want to learn how to use a knitting machine too

Isabel @ Walk of Fashion

ediot said...

so proud of you for not giving up. it looks so much better. i love the back of it.
thanks for keeping us up to date! i can't wait what you do next!
hope you're having a good monday
xx

Harriet said...

Wow - I'm so impressed! That is an amazing dress you've made!

I have never got further than knitting a single patchwork square for a blanket I never made...

Kazuko said...

Sabine, you are my star. the detail on the back, the colour... so, so good. and i thought that the half finished dress looked really good already. the combination with the tights (again - great colour) and your leo ballets - beautiful (and i don't mean beautiful as in "beautiful for a self-made dress", no! i'm really impressed)! did you come up with the design by yourself actually?

WeShop said...

This is beautiful - such a lovely shape and delicate colour. Very impressive! xx

Rock'n Roll Ballerina said...

Love the dress! ;)

SabinePsynopsis said...

Dancing Branflake - Thank you! It might not be the last one... :)

Kazuko - Merci! My colour-loving, wonderful teacher used to call me 'Mrs Beige' but I tried to explain to her that I'm trying to be disciplined here - stick to one kind of wool for the beginning. The design also kind of evolved from an idea that didn't quite work out, and then needed modifying...

INTRO TO MY LIFE said...

amazing, i love the first pic, the back of that dress is so my style

tanvii.com said...

If you sold it I would buy it in a heart beat! Smashing. Love it!

Maddy said...

I need to commission you to do one for me! I love flowy tops/ dresses! And paired with leggings, seals the deal for me :) Hope you're enjoying your Valentine's day! Not sure if they make a big deal of it in England, but regardless, your American friend sends you lots of hugs and love today!

Nnenna said...

Wow- you created this dress! It looks so great on you and so cozy to wear! I like the double pockets too- it's really cute. How much did that second-hand knitting machine cost you?

star-crossed smile

cryskay said...

gorgeous knit sweater. xo

Upasna said...

love the dress! everything works for me definitely the pockets!

vint junky said...

Ah MY dress is looking just wonderful!
Loved reading of your process (would be mine too)
If this is the only a starting point, I know I'll be totally in awe of what's coming.
xxx

the nyanzi report said...

Great progress. You do have a real talent for this. Do I see a small collection for sale soon...?

Veshoevius said...

It has been nice to see the development of this dress in stages and I love the finished piece - it is very balletic. Like the twisty collar detail too.

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

This appeals to the ballerina in me. I also love the tights/leggings and shoes. You look so graceful in knitwear;-)

Filipa said...

Sabine, you are very talented! I can't wait to see all the awesome things with the machine! :)

michelle_ said...

I love the first shot ! shows the knitted details beautifully !!

VENUSCREEPER said...

wow great work...simplicity rules...its beautiful!!!love the back for sure!!!

Shabana said...

you are very talented with your hands! nice job! great outfit too,love the flats. check out my blog!
www.cocoandolive.blogspot.com

Ashley said...

Better than my modus operandi which typically goes: idea, action, total failure, and abandonment of the project. I like the double pockets, really makes it unique.

I also like your braid. And your dresser, for some weird reason.

..R May A.. said...

this looks gorgeous :)
loving this post!! x

yiqin; said...

this looks SO comfy and chic <3

janettaylor said...

Wonderful dress - I think, I am jealous! :D

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THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Sweetie I'm head over heels!!! And oh so impressed. You're amazing :) xoxo

Kavery said...

The finished tunic is quite smart really. And its way more than I can knit so hat's off! You are right about Oz - it can get quite humid there too.

drollgirl said...

I LOVE IT!

i am ready to place my order. lol. well I AM!!!!

Clare said...

GIrl you are SO incredible! I can't take it. That is so so so beautiful! Will you make me one???

Leia said...

I love anything ballet inspired!

Leia

wulanasihsetyarini said...

you're so talented darling.. i love it so bad.. and the photos are gorgeous as well..
perfect!

loves

Mosaicista Appassionata said...

love it!!

Katie said...

Wow I love your sweater! It looks super comfortable!

PinkBeautyBliss.com

Cloud of Secrets said...

Gorgeous! The back detailing is so intriguing and elegant, offering a peek at a wonderful part of the body.

Soccer Mom Style said...

Ahhh, what a beautiful creation. You're so talented. Love the double pocket feature (I would've never guessed it was to cover up a stitching mistake, I first thought it was there for looks lol).
Love the color too. And the way you styled it. So elegant, like a real ballerina.
xx
maya

Li said...

so very done! the front neckline is gorgeous, xx

Fashionistable said...

Beautiful and I love the way you have styled your handy work. The leggings and shoes rock with your dress. Xxxx

ANDWHATELSEISTHERE said...

this is one of the most charming post of yours. a nude with some wooden background totally sets me adrift with your outfit. lovely post.

ANDWHATELSEISTHERE

SHOP

joy said...

The color of the material was a good choice it makes every creative application look much more secretive. I am happy this class allowed us to see your talents!

R A said...

This is stunning. I would actually buy it!