Hello, I am new to this board and have a question about two dresses. I have been drooling over these Versace and Celine dresses for ages and I am wondering if I could make them by extending a top-down raglan pattern and knit them in all one piece. It would eliminate a ton of knitting up and would make them much easier to finish.
This is the Versace Dress:
This is the Celine dress:
I am thinking that the Celine dress would be a matter of making a larger necksize, perhaps a boatneck, and then decreasing for waist shaping and increasing for the A-Line.
My question is, how would someone do all this and what weight of yarn would you recommond? I would like to make it in a natural fiber that is not too expensive, not super-hard to knit with and in fact would be fun to knit with, and that would have a lot of give. I am leaning towards the Celine dress as it could be worn to more often.
Thanks in advance to those who respond.