i may have skipped this, but did you use a pattern for the dress?Sorry, I neglected to mention that I did base this dress off a simplicity pattern but I cannot remember the number. I made some changes when cutting out the pieces for size and I also changed the neckline. Because I do not follow directions I apparently sewed the zipper in wrong. My mom told me I messed up because there was supposed to be one flap not one on each side but I did not understand. I thought the zipper was fine! Also the pattern called for a 16 inch zipper and that seemed a size with a limited range of options so I used a 14 inch instead. I don't know why it would ask for a 16 inch since that's not so available.
I know crochet bikinis might not be for everyone, but they are just so fun, and customizable!
So if you want to know how to make the dress basically use simplicity with a couple modifications, and if you want to know how to do the bikini I could put a tutorial if anyone is interested, but basically you have to customize.
Also, I haven't finished that essay yet...eek!