Medium/intermediate crocheter here, thinking about fall/winter items to make.
I'm interested in really expanding my horizons, and was wondering how feasible it would be to crochet a full dress. Not a mini dress (my old bones don't do mini-anything!), and not a skirt; I want a real, full swinging dress. Ankle length, preferably, and I envision the skirt portion to be more bell like, not pencil shaped. My experiences with finding patterns for this are that the patterns are either for babies/toddlers/little girls, they're very expensive and outside of my abilities (read: for super experienced crocheters) or they're horribly outdated and not something I'd want to wear.
Am I asking too much? Dreaming outside of the realms of possibility? Should I just stick with making eleventybillion hats & afghans for charity as I have for the past few years?
There are so many things I need to be consider before even dreaming about this.
1. What weight of yarn/thread is best? - I was considering bedspread crochet thread so it doesn't look like I'm wearing an afghan
2. How heavy will it be when I wear it?
3. How open weave will it be? (read: will I have to wear a bodyslip / camisole underneath)
4. Where will I get a pattern for it, and will it be easy enough for me to figure out?
Have you crocheted a dress? If so....where'd you find good patterns? What things should I be worried about, what hints can you share?
Any and all comments would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!