In this week's newsletter I am talking about knitting and wearing tops that fit and flatter you rather than hiding inside big loose ones. I promised a few examples, so here they are.
This first one is my favorite. The model and garment show exactly what I am trying to say. This is not an anorexic waif, but a real woman with beautiful curves. The vibrant color is dazzling against her skin, and she looks gorgeous!
Here are a few free patterns from Knitty that are designed to fit you like I'm talking about.
Lucie is long sleeved, but you could certainly make her short-sleeved or even sleeveless. This sweater is straight stockinette with a cute little ruffle detail at the hem and neckline which gives it a great feminine look. The point is the fit. This sweater doesn't fall straight from the bustline down to the waist - it eases over the bust pulls in below.
Petrie is probably the most modest of them all, but even so, it isn't baggy. The high vertical detail gives the bust a little room without sacrificing the rest of the body's fit. Very nice.