Thursday, June 23, 2011
A not-so-nicely photographed dress.
I whipped up a little crochet dress the other day using a bit of cotton yarn and a remnant of fabric from my scrap basket.
I just had an urge.
I thought crocheting a yoke and incorporating fabric as the skirt of the dress might add a cute, almost-modern flair to an old-fashioned favorite.
I love the colors in the yarn, but worked in this way, the stripes seemed unusual and disorderly to my very symmetrical eye.
Perhaps a border on bottom would have helped? Or maybe a rosette of some sort on the bodice?
I put a button closure on back but then thought maybe the button looks cute as a front? I can't decide which I like better.
I was lazy and didn't change my macro lens so I didn't get a single good shot of the whole dress. Laziness, be gone!
As critical as I was of it (above) it is a super cute dress. I think a pattern on the fabric would also be nice but I had nothing that remotely worked.
I think my next dress will be a crocheted yoke in cotton yarn similar to this and have the skirt of the dress crocheted in a solid, coordinating color. Because it was FUN to do.
Oh-and can I just take a minute to vent??? WHY is it that people never make cute crochet patterns for bigger children? I mean, golly. I am not smart enough to figure out how to make a newborn size pattern fit a 7 year old, or even a three year old but surely I can't be the ONLY ONE who would be interested in that. Am I?