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Would People Wear This?

I recently found a pattern in my Amazing Crochet Lace book to make a dress. It’s called the “Heat Wave Mini-Dress.” (For some reason, the hardcover version of that book on Amazon is OVER $1000.00! O_O!)

It looks cute, but as with my original fear with making a yarn based dressed, it’s not tightly knit. I would most likely have to:
1. wear nude colored underwear or,
2. learn to sew, and sew some fabric underneath or,
3. hope the dress over pants trend returns. (Wait, is it still a thing?)

(But, seriously, if anyone wants this dress, it is a size small, email me or leave a comment below. You’ll have to figure out the above mentioned problem on your own.)

It’s also warm, because I used wool. Hm, I need to think about my fabric choices better in the future.

This is a seamless dress, which means it is all made in one round, and I didn’t have to sew anything together. You start with the halter top, followed by the open crossed mid-section (your belly is showing! Gasp!), and finally, the skirt. The pattern has the skirt to be MUCH shorter, but I’m not that bold.

Overall, I’m satisfied with the end result. Not too bad.

Happy Independence Day for those in America! Until next time, happy crocheting!

 

 

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It’s a Bracelet!

bracelet

This was the first time I’ve ever done beading/jewelry crochet, and now I don’t even know why I was so scared to do it! It’s actually super easy. I might have to get that book from the library that I’ve seen, but usually pass on because it involves beads. The only tricky part was that the beads need to be threaded on to the yarn/thread beforehand. (The instructions gave no mention of that.)

This was the “fun extra” from my October KnitCrate. It’s really fun, and after threading on the beads, took probably 30 minutes to make.

Here’s a shot of it laid out:

bracelet on floor

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Make T-Shirt Yarn?

What do you do with old t-shirts?

I usually use them for workout gear, and then as rags to clean. BUT for a DIY kind of person, perhaps, you make your own yarn.

Craft Passion has this lovely post about how to make your own t-shirt yarn. This is pretty cool, and I might have to try it.

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