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931  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 23 ENTRIES / Re: From Frightful Frocks to Goddess Gown (img heavy) on: December 02, 2007 07:17:47 PM
i don't think i'll be able to really write up a pattern, but in january (after all the crafty xmas gifts are done) i'll be able to do a write up of how I went about constructing it.  I did start with a pattern, but ended up free forming it most of the way.  The nice thing about the bigger stitch is that it stretched around my body well so i didn't have to worry about shape as much as i thought.  I've had a few questions on how long it took to make...... the cuting of the strips probably took a few hours, and the sewing of the other pieces andother few hours.  The crochet part was the quickest and most enjoyable part, so i'd say in total about 8-10 hours.
932  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 23 ENTRIES / Re: Paisley Purse - IMG Heavy on: December 02, 2007 06:48:36 PM
haha this is cute ... great minds think alike!!
933  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 23 ENTRIES / Re: From Frightful Frocks to Goddess Gown (img heavy) on: December 01, 2007 09:54:48 PM
That looks great!!!

Want to know something funny? Look at the before shots. See the dog watching the photos being taken? Each one the dog looks more ill at ease. IN the last shot the dog is gone! LOL! COuld not take the last frock up close. Cheesy

you know, i never noticed that before!!  in the last photo i was tripping over the dog as the photo was snapped, in the other two photos I was tripping over my son!
934  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 23 ENTRIES / Re: G.I.( Violent) Jayne on: December 01, 2007 09:46:18 PM
your outfit just blows me away!!  so well done!!  It must have been hard making the two ugly fabrics look this awesome together!  you have my husbands vote...... haha!  also a weird coincidence: i'm currently working on a craft tattoo design! I love yours.
935  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 23 ENTRIES / From Frightful Frocks to Goddess Gown (img heavy) on: December 01, 2007 08:50:56 PM
Wow this was a lot of work, but tons of fun!!!  I started with three super ugly moo moos (about $15 total), cut them into strips and sewed each strip together to make my own "yarn".  Then I designed the pattern, doubled up my homemade "fightful frock yarn" with some nice grey silky yarn and crochetted for a few hours until voila!  the goddess gown was born!!  It's the most comfortable, cozy, sensual dress I've ever worn! The pattern is done in a fairly open stitch, so I'll wear a grey slip under it.  The gown has got a lot of weight to it, and the bottom of the dress really kicks up when I walk, it's almost cartoonish!  The dress is for my husband's Christmas party, and I'm so excited at how it turned out!!  I hope everyone likes it as much as I do!


THE FINISHED PRODUCT!!







THE BEFORE PHOTOS!!!





IN THE WORKS:

936  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Sock Monkey Girl (lots of pics) on: December 01, 2007 07:48:45 PM
she is way too cute - you did a really great job!  i love the little hood and her pony tail!!  how did you get the tail to curl like that? 

you just do more rows of stitches on the same side of the rounds, the method i use is a bit hard to explain but the link below is a pattern where the worm bends.  also i didn't stuff the tail so it would be easier to keep in a curly state.

http://www.crochetme.com/amigurumi-inchworm
937  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Necktie Party Dress! on: November 30, 2007 07:26:45 PM
you probably don't know the show "Blossom"  ( early 1990's) but she wore a neck tie skirt in the opening credits and I always wanted to make one.... you're dress is way cooler!
938  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Sock Monkey Girl (lots of pics) on: November 30, 2007 07:12:35 PM
Does anyone happen to have the link to that? I looked for it through some of her old messages and all, but with no luck. I'm dying to make an Alice (from Alice in Wonderland) doll, but I have no clue how to put hair on. >.<

The link is here:

http://owly.wordpress.com/2007/08/27/amigurumi-hair-tutorial/

i tried this method but didn't really have the right tools/materials, but i really want to try it again!
939  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Sock Monkey Girl (lots of pics) on: November 30, 2007 03:59:18 PM
It's probably about 12" tall.  It wasn't hard at all, well except for the hair.  I didn't use a pattern, but i may be able to write one up.  not til after xmas though (too much going on!)  it's all single crochet in rounds, pretty easy even for a beginner....
940  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Xmas Aliens on: November 30, 2007 01:01:56 PM
I'm not too into xmas, but we are having people over this year so i have to get a tree and decorate it.  After shopping around I decided to make my own ornaments as the ones in the store were ugly.  So here are the first four aliens!


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