Sexy Back!

 

 

 

 

Many things have happened since the last time I wrote. First of all, I’m sending prayers to those people who are affected by the explosions in Boston yesterday. I heard about the one at the marathon as I was leaving work, and although I am thousands of miles away from Boston, there was definitely heightened security at the metro and train stations on the way back home. 

 

Now bringing it back to knitting..

My new design, Beverly Tee, was published in the newest Knitscene Summer 2013 issue!

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It features a plunging back and peplum waist hem, and would be perfect over a bikini top/bralette/bandeau this summer. The yarn is Berroco Weekend but I’m hearing Berroco discontinued this color. I’m thinking about knitting my own in “Reddy” for the sexy Hollywood glam. After all, the name I had in my mind for this project was “Marilyn.”

 

Order and see the rest of the issue here!

 

 

 

 

Photos of “Gentle Teresa”

Gentle Teresa was released in the Early Fall issue of Knitty about a month ago, and since then I received several requests from knitters that they wanted to see the sample without the belt.

(c) Gentle Teresa by Jean Chung

Sample was a Medium and was stylized with a belt to match the model’s boots. But of course! This can be worn without a belt. Here are some photos I took of myself wearing the same sample, without the belt.

(c) Jean Chung

 

(c) Jean Chung

 

(c) Jean Chung

 

(c) Jean Chung

 

The pattern is knit without any waist shaping for easy layering. These were taken in about 85 degrees room so I’m wearing a short sleeve tee and shorts. The tee is a medium weight knit, but I’ve worn this vest outside when I first knitted it with a long turtleneck knit tee and it fit very well.

As you can see, this vest is supposed to be worn with enough positive ease to create the oversize top look, but if you prefer more fitted look, refer to the “Finished Measurements” section of the pattern. In most cases, simply going down a size will help.

 

Pattern Release: Knitty First Fall “Gentle Teresa”

Gentle Teresa by Jean Chung / Model: Sophia Chung

Oh my… My pattern, Gentle Teresa, is now available on Knitty’s First Fall 2012 issue!

This vest was inspired by my mom’s old vest from a big chain store here in the US. She loved it so much that it was nearly falling apart after merely 3 years. So I took the sweater home with me and came up with this tunic vest pattern.

The type of fashion I pursue is greatly influenced by my mom. For my mom, it’s not always about colors or even style. It’s about creating flattering silhouette. My mom is a very petite woman and to elongate her silhouette and create an illusion of longer torso, her signature look is long, flowy, slightly oversized top paired with tight (jeans or leggings) bottoms, and high heels that match the bottom piece to further elongate the legs. This vest is shaped just the way my mom would love.

My style is much more eclectic and quirkier  than my mom’s, perhaps simply because of my age, but I still have these classic items that I wear over and over again. When I finished this sample for my mom in deep purple yarn, I had to write it out and make another one for me. :)

I do hope that a lot of people will enjoy this pattern!

Click here to get to the FREE pattern: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEff12/PATTgentleteresa.php

Busy week ahead

So unfortunately, the Dolores Park Vest pattern sale ended as of the 23rd.

I would love to know, if you are one of the customers who purchased the pattern, what you think about the pattern! How far are you into the project? What were your yarn choices? Colors?

I have more patterns coming up very soon, and I am so excited! I might self publish more things and keep trying to publish through magazines with bigger audience. I know, I know, Jean Chung Designs went live only in September of this year, and it’s been only a couple of months. I’m not going to rush, and take things slowly so that I can publish quality patterns… Quality over quantity, right?