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Topic: Yarn + Hole Puncher + Uno cards = Crochet Uno dress!!  (Read 48710 times)
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« on: October 01, 2007 10:56:13 AM »

I'm very proud of this one.  After seeing the theme of this challenge announced, the gears in my head started turning.  A trip to the thrift store lead to a 1981 Uno set, and this dress was born.

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And, it's even reversible!!!!


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I also made a matching purse to go with it.

I started with this:

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And after decoupage and some paint (my first time decoupage-ing!) I had this:

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I especially like the part about ordering Uno t-shirts, hats, and belt buckles!

I'll try to explain how I made the dress, although I did not write up a pattern.  The yarn is Caron Simply Soft (which I really don't like, but, it was cheap) and the hook size was H.
First, I hole punched the Uno cards (invest in a good hole puncher for this, or your hands will hurt).  Then I made half double crochets around the edges, making 3 in each corner, then joining and making another row of hdc's. (This idea came from this post http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=181257.0)
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Then I made the bodice, which I didn't have a pattern for.  However, you could easily use a pattern for any crocheted top, such as the designer wannabe top in Stitch N Bitch, Happy Hooker.  I then attached the Uno cards onto the bodice with single crochet.  I've seen similar techniques used to attach blanket squares.  I've got some photos on here to show what it looks like.

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I did two rows of hdc at the bottom.  I also made the tulle skirt that I'm wearing underneath it, using a basic circle skirt pattern.

The purse is all decoupage and paint, with handles crocheted on (that yarn is Lion Brand Wool ease, which I also don't like, but it was already in my stash, so I thought I might as well use it)

And that's it!  I think this has been one of my most creative projects yet!  I plan on wearing it for Halloween  Cheesy although I will say, the dress is quite warm, so I'm hoping it cools off a bit by then (I'm in Florida, so it's in the 80's right now)
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« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2007 10:58:42 AM »

Damn, girl! Excellent work dancing on the knife's edge of kitsch.
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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2007 11:01:00 AM »

I LOVE IT!!  THat's hands-down the cutest thing!  
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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2007 11:01:10 AM »

I love this dress. I think I might make one for my self out of regular playing card. I'm amazed at how unique and fun it is.
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« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2007 11:06:17 AM »

I think this is gonna be a hard challenge to vote for, again.
This dress is awesome.
How on earth are you gonna clean it though?
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« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2007 11:06:45 AM »

Great dress!!! You did a nice job, I might have to go and make one.
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« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2007 11:07:31 AM »

VERY nice job! Love it and it looks fab on!
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« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2007 11:08:09 AM »

Oh my gosh! I have to go make this, or at least, something like this, Cheesy now!

You look amazing!
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« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2007 11:12:12 AM »

I love that. I've been wondering what I can do with my old Uno cards.
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« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2007 11:13:31 AM »

This is simply amazing!!! Great job... and good luck for Halloween. Last year it has been way to warm for a good costume in FL...
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