Thanks Horsepower! that helps so much! I wasn't understanding the whole idea of "front post" - 'into the back, around, out the front' part until I saw the pics and read your explanation. I think I was basically doing a spike stitch down to row 1 and then a dtrc on top of it. see the mess below
Now I think I'm doing it right? From the back you won't see any of the vertical "poles" right?
OK I finished this last night while watching a movie so I didn't get around to taking pictures until tonight. I still have 2 loose ends to weave in and I am considering stitching up about an inch between the cups. I made a few changes aside from the whole sizing issue- I didn't increase much and also switched to a bigger hook for the bodice but didn't make it as long, for the back panel I did 4 inches in triple crochet instead of double. I forgot what an ordeal it is to take your own picture! (BTW I changed out of my pajamas to take these)
I made this with mystery yarn for the nips and RH for the boobies. This is a father's day present for my husband. I had to change it a little since it was worsted and not thread- I think it turned out ok though.
that is such a fun jacket! I think it looks great on her. I also made this pattern for my son, it was my most "involved" crochet project so far- so many pieces! I think if I were to make it again I would try to combine some of the pieces and not have to do so much seaming. I made the smallest size for him, he's a tiny guy!http://flickr.com/photos/pinkyrican/471987052/
This is a pretty easy pattern to follow and I really like the way the skirt turned out. I used Caron Simply Soft in Grape (2 skeins) and Orchid (1 skein). It gets a little tedious at the end with all the shells but I love the result, I will probably be making more of these since the yarn makes it so affordable- only $9! I used the recommended hook size and I didn't find it to be too "see-through" so I won't be lining it
I started the skullholder and thought it would make a fun little man-purse for my son, he loves it! I did the front according to the pattern and the back us just a square of the same size done using a spike stitch.