So I had this crochet obsession a while ago. Not to say that I was very good at it, but I was obsessed with including things I crocheted in my clothing.
You can see more evidence of this escapade in my Diy Circle Shirt
I'm not sure I'm too excited about the way it came out, but I do like the allover look of the dress. The fabric is from my grandmother's stash. We haven't saved that many fabrics of hers, but for some reason this hung around and I just LOVE IT. It's some sort if silky rayon material thats really light weight but kind of tends to cling to everything.
I am belting this dress, not because I am trying to make a fashion statement, but because I'm trying to hide my mistake. I guess I didn't measure myself correctly (who knew I could be this off?) and the bodice - which was supposed to end at my waist, ends right at the bottom of my boobs. This doesn't not give the dress a nice empire waist you would imagine it would have. No. It looks like a medieval nightie:
The lighting is terrible is these pictures. I don't even know how to correct this. Oh well. Lets all agree to call this Art.
At some point this will hang at the MOMA and I shall cal it "Feta Cheese". Because that's what modern art it all about.
I drafted the pattern (it wasn't very good drafting, I admit) from my custom bodice (you're probably tired of hearing this!).
I also drafted the sleeves, which I cannot decide if I like the look of:
They kind of stand up. A lot.
But I also this it kind of balances out the proportions well. kind of continues the contours of my torso and makes it look like a perfect triangle.
You could say this is a substitute for shoulder pads. You could also say this give me the perfect triangle proportions of a man. It is only the mouthwatering biceps I lack.
And with this parting words, I shall curtsy and fare thee well. Mayhap I shall get some sleep in this well cast of a nightie. Adieu!