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511  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: blue striped sailor dress + yellow/blue jersey jumper thing (IMG HVY) on: February 28, 2008 03:26:37 PM
These are adorable!  So in style right now too.  Great job!!!
512  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Hollywood Glamor on: February 27, 2008 04:34:16 PM
That's gorgeous!  YOu have a beautiful figure, don't apologize!  The dress is perfect for you.

Can you tell us more- is it boned, what's the material, did you use a pattern?
513  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Robo Scarf- First post! on: February 27, 2008 04:12:26 PM
Great scarf!!  I love it.
514  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: 3 yr. old DIVA'S bedroom! Pink, green & zebra!!!!! Unique! IMG HEAVY! on: February 27, 2008 03:54:25 PM
Oh my gosh, soo cute!
515  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Is it sewing or crochet? My mixed media dress on: February 27, 2008 01:21:35 PM
Aw, thanks guys!  Yeah, I wanted to make it so I could at the very least wear my bathing suit with it- the uo dress is just too low.  It's supportive enough to wear without a bra which makes it slightly difficult to get in to, I'm working on fixing that in the next one.
 Cheesy Ya'll are so sweet!
516  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Is it sewing or crochet? My mixed media dress NOW WITH TUTORIAL! on: February 26, 2008 08:32:11 PM
I saw this dress in the Urban Outfitters catalog and thought I needed one for myself.  It was the best of both worlds- easy crochet and simple sewing.  The yarn is Cotton Ease, the fabric's from Joann's, one yard and one skein.  
The one strap is twisted here.
Deets...the ribbon is just that cheap by the spool stuff.  I might add it to the trimming at the bottom, which is just double crochet.

If anyone wants, I'll be writing a tutorial and making another tonal white dress.  Now it just needs to be summer!!


The bodice is based off of this pattern, but pretty highly modifyed, still, credit where credit is due.

S-M-L  (I'm a 34C and made 'M')

Bodice (make 2): Ch 9-11-13. Crochet dc up along one side of chain (first st replaces 2 ch sts) = 7-9-11 dc. In the last ch work 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc, the continue with dc down the other side of chain. Turn the work, crochet back and forth on each side of center chain - 1 dc in each dc from the previous row and in the ch from previous row at the top, work 2 dc, ch 1 and 2 dc every row. Crochet 6-7-8 rows back and forth. Crochet the next 2 rows as follows: ch 2 + 2 dc in the first dc from previous row, * ch 1, skip over 2 dc, 3 dc in the next dc *, repeat from * - * up to the top, in ch from previous row at the top work 3 dc, ch 1, 2 dc. Repeat from * - * down other side.

Top: Place the 2 bodice halves together. Sew/crochet them together at the middle, about 2 or three inches.  Then, starting at the bottom side, crochet around the bottom of the top and then chain all the way around, trying it on to get a nice fit.  When you're happy with it, slip stitch the chains so you now have a nice round bodice.  Crochet two rows of dc at the bottom of the bodice.  Now, for as man rows as you like, starting at the side of the bodice slip stitch twice up the side, then make 2 or so rows of the bolded pattern above.  

Straps: Sc 3 in the top of one of the bodice halves, sc until you get the right lenght for you.  You can cross these over or do what I did and place them in the center of the back.  This keeps them from falling down.  Do the same for the other half.

Now, skirt and assemble.  Start with a yard of fabric, or more/less depending on your size.  

Voila, you're done!  If this needs any clarification please let me know!  Once you start making it you'll see it isn't too hard and you can make all sorts of modifications as you go.  
517  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Autumn First Day of School Dress From 2 Plaid Pillowcases on: February 26, 2008 08:23:03 PM
That is the perfect first day of school dress.  It's adorable.
518  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Nautical Summer Dress on: February 26, 2008 08:22:13 PM
Sweet!  I love the bows.
519  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: revenge is mine on: February 26, 2008 08:21:17 PM
That's great, I love it!  Much better than burning.  Smiley
520  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: New Painted Heels (VERY Pic Heavy) on: February 26, 2008 08:19:51 PM
I love them!
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