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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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Stitch Fix #4

As much as I love Stitch Fix, this one was a complete fail! 😦

Stitch Fix is a personal styling box, where by paying a $20 styling fee, you will get 5 items in the mail to try on in the comfort of your own home and then you can buy the pieces you love. You fill out a very detailed style profile, so that the stylist can pick good pieces for you, but that didn’t work out for me this time.

stitch fix #4

Starting from the top left:

Elizabeth Geo Print 3/4 Sleeve Dress– Great pattern! Reminds me of this jacket that my mom had in her closet from the 80s. It draped a little loose, so I tried it with a belt, but the pattern and the belt didn’t really work out. Also, it cost $128! Out of my price range right now.

Farah Fit & Flare Striped Dress– This was a great dress. I love everything about it- the color and the cut! I probably would have kept it, but it was pretty tight around the chest and middle area. I could zipper the dress just fine, but it was definitely too tight.

Jessabelle Geo Knit Tank– Felt too casual. Also, I wasn’t getting into that low scoop neck line. I’m standing as straight as possible in that picture, so it doesn’t fall any lower.

Natasha Front Pocket Sleeveless Blouse– Just like in the Geo Knit Tank, it was a LOW cut shirt. Once again, standing as straight as possible to avoid it from falling down too low. It was a little big. Other than that, I love the teal color, the fabric (super light), and the fake pocket design. It’s a perfect work shirt, and casual enough for the weekend too!

Eric Lace Detail A-line Jersey Dress– I loved this dress! I even included a detail of the sleeve- the lace detailing is so beautiful! I decided not to keep it, because I already have a few black dresses and it was slightly higher than I was willing to pay ($118).

Overall, I kept nothing. Oh well, you win some, you lose some. Hopefully, next time will be better!

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