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« on: March 25, 2009 07:41:22 PM »

so about a year ago, i found a pattern in interweave crochet [the spring 08 edition] i was nervous to start it, since its the biggest thing i've done, but i was feeling ambitious, and gave it a shot.
and i thought it would be a nice dress that could be worn all seasons with different accessories. i've been working on it on and off since then, and i finally finished it ANDDD got a chance to wear it at my school's senior mother daughter dinner tonight.

the original pattern was from crochet me. its called babydoll dress and its by Amy ONeill
Houck. i don't usually use the same color as the pattern suggests, but i liked it..so i did!



my mom and i at the dinner!


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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2009 07:51:00 PM »

AMAZING!  I'm totally impressed!  It's beautiful, and it looks terrific on you!!!  (Love the animal print belt, too!)   Kiss
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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2009 07:57:54 PM »

i love it!!! you did an amazing job. i fell in love with that dress when i saw it in the book crochet me, but i don't have the patience yet to do something that ambitious. it looks fantastic -- you should be really proud!
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« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2009 07:58:57 PM »

That is awesome. You did such a great job and you look amazing in the dress. Way to go.
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« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2009 07:59:24 PM »

It looks great!  And that colour is perfect on you.
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« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2009 08:18:12 PM »

Looks great with those tights!
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« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2009 08:18:33 PM »

I've never dared crocheting a dress because it seems like it would get ungodly heavy, but yours actually looks amazingly cute!  What kind of yarn did you use?
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« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2009 08:27:18 PM »

aww thanks everyone

to the craftster above asked about the yarn i used,
i actually got it from lys that doesnt exist anymore! aah! and it was some italian brand. it was acrylic though, so its not heavy, but i can't block it and i regret that a bit because the bottom curls a little.
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« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2009 09:02:51 PM »

Cool.  I've tried big things in wool and cotton, but my wrists suffer ^.^  So does my crappy posture.  Thanks!
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« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2009 10:29:18 PM »

wowzers!! This is great. Totally suits you! Looks like it was a lot of work, but very worth it in the end. I may just have to attempt this pattern myself.
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« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2009 11:39:51 PM »

Looks awesome! I've been eyeing that pattern in my copy of Crochet Me... This just tempts me even more to go and buy the yarn for it. I like how you added the buttons onto it. Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2009 01:19:47 AM »

With the tights and the cowboy boots, you are just too adorably indie for words! I love the dress! Well done on your first "big" project. Don't wearables feel great?

Anyway, I looked at this pattern, and would love to try it myself. Too bad it only goes to a 38 bust. I think the XL would fit me for the most part, just not in the bust. Anyone have any good tips for upping the cup size of an existing pattern?
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« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2009 06:05:02 AM »

It turned out great! Love the color and the fit.

I always thought I'd like to shorten this pattern and just make a cute top.
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« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2009 06:31:01 AM »

What an adorable dress! I absolutely love the buttons and ribbon. It adds so much flair to it.

Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2009 08:30:42 AM »

Adorable! And I agree...those buttons and belt really make it pop for as an individual.
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« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2009 10:17:37 AM »

AMAZING!  Looks gorgeous and fits so well.  Love it!
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« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2009 12:20:21 PM »

if you're eyeing the pattern, TRY IT. so worth it! it was a simple pattern when you break it down, it just takes a while.
its also really easy to adjust, for example for a bigger bust. the front piece is two pieces, and since its square neck, you just have to add a few middle rows.

thanks for the comments, everyone!
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« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2009 12:38:44 PM »

that is so cute!! i thought about making that but havent done much lol Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2009 02:50:07 PM »

You are talented.  Enough said.
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« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2009 03:11:44 PM »

Incredibly gorgeous!  Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2009 05:31:24 PM »

It's beautiful.  I admire your perseverance.

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« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2009 07:54:08 PM »

AWESOME JOB!!! flattering shape and color! i don't even know you, but i can't help but feel proud of you! (which is probably what your mom is feeling when she sees you wearing it!)

i hope to be as brave as you at some point to take on such a HUGE project!
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« Reply #22 on: March 26, 2009 08:57:17 PM »

Wow!  You did an amazing job!  Looks like it was a lot of work, but well worth the time.  It looks great on you too!
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« Reply #23 on: March 26, 2009 09:18:59 PM »

OMG! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this dress!  I'll have to check out that pattern!  You did such a great job with it too!  It fits perfectly!
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« Reply #24 on: March 26, 2009 09:30:28 PM »

as everyone else has already said.. well done u! I love what u've done with the buttons and ribbon! It really fits and suits u well! really great work! I love the photo of u with ur Mum! cute!
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« Reply #25 on: March 26, 2009 10:48:28 PM »

This dress is HAWT!  Is it lined or did you just wear a slip or something?
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« Reply #26 on: March 27, 2009 12:49:56 AM »

That's really cute - the buttons are a great touch.  I love the shape - you've done a brilliant job on that  Smiley
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« Reply #27 on: March 27, 2009 06:58:50 AM »

Wow that is amazing it makes me want to make something for my self again.
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« Reply #28 on: March 27, 2009 07:16:42 AM »

That dress is absolutely adorable, and the belt and buttons contrast the color of the yarn so nicely. As others have said, it looks wonderful on you and has such a flattering shape. Grats to you for taking on this project!
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« Reply #29 on: March 27, 2009 07:38:48 AM »

Oooh...pretty! I am truly in awe of people who can stick with a project as big as a crocheted dress. I can't even finish an amigurumi without thinking, hmm, I wonder what sort of sandwich fixings we have. And then it's batted under the couch by the cat and I find it three months later and it looks like a ball of dust. Yeah. But that is an amazing dress.

I love the belt, and the puffy sleeves, especially.
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« Reply #30 on: March 27, 2009 09:20:11 AM »

Such patience!!! and i LOVEEEEEEE your cowboy(girl) boots! Def. jealous!!
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« Reply #31 on: March 27, 2009 03:05:00 PM »

This pattern was what made me buy the Crochet Me book this was in, even though I'm nowhere near to being able to make something like this..


It looks so great on you!!  It fits perfectly!

I definitely want to make this sometime in the future Cheesy
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« Reply #32 on: March 27, 2009 05:07:26 PM »

this is really cute. and i love all the little accents you added. like the ribbon and buttons.
the color really suits you.  Smiley
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« Reply #33 on: March 27, 2009 06:37:28 PM »

Love that dress!!! It's a great color and it looks like it was made really well. Also it REALLY cute!!!!
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« Reply #34 on: March 27, 2009 08:15:38 PM »

AWESOME! It looks very cute on you. The belt is a nice touch!
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« Reply #35 on: March 27, 2009 08:47:58 PM »

thanks again everyone!

i wore a slip! you could just line it but i wasn't feeling that
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« Reply #36 on: March 31, 2009 10:45:02 AM »

Beautiful dress! You did an amazing job!!!
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« Reply #37 on: March 31, 2009 02:45:29 PM »

this is lovely! i've also had this pattern squirrled away for a while and it's nice to see it on someone. great job. Smiley
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« Reply #38 on: April 01, 2009 03:38:13 PM »

That is beautiful!  I wish I had the patience to make something like that.  It fits you really well too.
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« Reply #39 on: April 01, 2009 09:22:04 PM »

Oh my god. Gorgeous!  You're adorable too!  I wish I had the cajones to create a crochet dress
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« Reply #40 on: April 02, 2009 06:18:58 PM »

I've ALWAYS wanted to make this dress...hmmm...maybe I will now~

Great Job!
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« Reply #41 on: April 07, 2009 10:00:05 AM »

Ah! Great! It's nice to see a crocheted garment that isn't just a box with some holes out of it for your head and arms... haha. Again, great!!
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« Reply #42 on: April 11, 2009 05:04:57 PM »

teeheee thanks!
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« Reply #43 on: June 26, 2009 02:20:21 PM »

Lovely; you did an amazing job, and the color really suits you.
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I think you did a fantastic job!  Both the dress and the model look beautiful.
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« Reply #45 on: June 26, 2009 03:44:00 PM »

WOW... amazing. You did so awesome with that dress.
Cheesy YAY!
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« Reply #46 on: June 27, 2009 01:01:55 AM »

Gorgeous dress - you did it a great job. It really suits you and the whole outfit works so well together. Love the belt too!
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