Knitting & Hosiery
The wheels of fashion keep on turning
The long vest dress shown on this page is a stylish, comfortable garment for virtually every occasion. This attractive lace throw-over brings a touch of vibrancy to everyday wear and ensures that the woman wearing it also looks good in the evening - without going to too much expense. The styling and the textile are what make this garment so versatile. With its long slits at the sides and the zip that runs from the neck to the thigh, the full-length smock dress can be a tunic or a waistcoat, depending on what is worn with it. The style is based on a tried-and-tested design but with an unconventional twist. The lace - which is usually intricate and delicate and a guarantee of success in the world of women’s fashion - has been given a striking interpretation here, and features large pattern elements and bold lines.
The motifs harmoniously combine graphic patterns, flowers and stars, and are brought to life by matt/shiny effects, discreetly structured liners and two-colour effects. Details of the pattern, together with a fabric sample, can be found in the Patterns section of “Kettenwirk-Praxis”, issue 1/2017.
An OJ 59/1 B was used to produce the lace with its extravagant design. This electronic lace raschel machine is an extremely efficient machine catering for the versatile, high-volume apparel sector. It was only launched onto the market last year as the first representative of the new LACE.EXPRESS series, and has been attracting a great deal of interest ever since.