I made this empire dress over 15 years ago, circa 1996! It was my own adaptation of a Vogue Knitting Fall’95 pattern: #18. It was made with two different yarns in the same color but very different textures. The top was boucle while the bottom was plain worsted yarn.
Over a decade later, I am not as slim as I was in university. However, I love knitted dresses, so a few years ago, I dusted this dress off and decided to rip out the top and reknit it.
Originally, I planned to make something like the Suspension Dress from Modern Top Down Knitting and replace the patterned bodice with boucle stockinette. However, I couldn't get the top band to fit properly.
Eventually, I frogged the entire bodice and knit a top-down raglan top with short sleeves. Also finished the dress with crochet edging to update the skirt portion. Details on ravelry.