Monday, May 9, 2011

My crocheted dress masterpiece!

Despite eight years of sewing lessons, I hardly ever sew a garment from start to finish. I rarely have the patience or the time for projects that last longer than a few hours. Believe it or not, this dress only took me an hour to make from start to finish!

Of course, I didn't do the crochet work, but I did draft a pattern (quite simple) and sewed the dress together. I used a 1930's bedspread for the material; a queen size made two of them actually (the other is for sale if anyone is interested). I love the look of crocheted clothes, but they are so darn expensive to buy in stores and usually the pattern and material looks cheesy compared to the real vintage deal. It felt sacrilegious snipping into months worth of some woman's incredible handiwork, but after I saw the results I think she'd approve. What do you think?

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5 comments:

  1. it's incredible. i love crochet dresses!

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  2. Bravo! The dress looks amazing!

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  3. The Dress is Fantastic!!! Congrats on a very successful, not to mention very flattering project :-)
    Cheers ~ Lara

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  4. So fabulous! Well done, G. You look so cute!

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  5. oh my god I want one! you could do a whole line...tops, skirts...shoes. ok maybe not shoes...love it!

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