Monday, July 26, 2010

Crochet: Lavender and White Shell Dress

Do you ever start with the shoes? What I mean, is do you ever find shoes you can't resist and then build an outfit from there? It has happened to me rather frequently over the years (though I have to say that the last few years have been rather uninspiring for me in the shoe department...such a bummer) and such is the case with this crochet dress. I saw these irresistible lavender (Miss Trish for Targetsandals and just had to get them for my girls. Pretty darn cute on their little piggy toes! These sandals have such a beachy look with the turtle embellishments that I thought crochet would be the way to go. And, since I can't get enough of white on my girls I decided to go with something lavender and white.


So here are Audrey and Scarlett in their lavender and white. Only, Scarlett is not wearing crochet; she is wearing a dress that was given to Audrey a couple years ago. It would be a legitimate possibility that I gave up on making two crochet ensembles this summer, but the real story is better: I made a lavender sweater for Audrey, thinking to pair it with a sewn white skirt or dress, and then started on this shell crochet dress for Scarlett, only a bit of the way into the project, I realized it was no where close to size 2. It would work sizes 4 to 6! So instead, I have a dress and a sweater for Audrey and nothing for Scarlett!


And, yes, this is where I confess to never creating gauge swatches! Dang! I so thought I was getting away with it all these years and now here my project ends up swollen way beyond the designed size. I guess I need to break down and start creating them. It's just always seemed a waste of time for someone who is anxious to finish the moment I start a project. But I am likely quicker with hook and needle so I should really invest in that 4"x4" square. I am doing it next time. I'm convinced.

It's not really a problem to have these two lavender outfits for Audrey, however. It is her color after all. And it means three girls will get to wear this shell dress. So there! I'm redeemed... It's almost as if it were all on purpose.

I love knit and crochet dresses on girls. So old fashioned. You really don't see them much. I have a beautiful pink crochet dress my grandmother made for my mother when my mother was a baby, and both my girls have worn it. In fact, Audrey wore it in her birth announcement. I treasure it. I have made knit dresses for Audrey's and Scarlett's first birthdays and another crochet dress for Audrey last summer.  I hope when they are grown my girls will appreciate having some dresses handmade by their mother and maybe have daughters of their own they would like to wear them.  

For now, I am happy they'll wear them for me--even if they don't always cooperate for the photo! 

This pattern for this dress is another one from Crochet Today, from their May/June 2010 issue. Would be pretty cute on a baby if it turned out the right size! I changed the yarn, as I often do (but of course thought I was matching the gauge...) and used Lily Sugar'n Cream in White and Hot Purple and a size J hook.


This dress worked up as quickly as I'd hoped, though I did have to add a lot of extra length once I realized I was headed for size 4 instead of size 2. Instead of making a slip/dress to go underneath I bought a cotton/eyelet one for this and love it peeking out from Audrey's dress.

Oh, and this is another line I can cross off my nesting list. Making progress thank goodness...


Sarah said...

This dress is perfection. I adore the lavender in it and that's it's crochet. Those shoes are too cute too.

Sandra Henderson said...


Karin van D. said...

It's so lovely. I am sure they will treasure these dresses for years to come.

acv2 said...

whoa!!! beautiful!!

luvinthemommyhood said...

ummmmm,can i say gorgeous! i'm drooling on my keyboard :) hugs to you!

Anonymous said...

Wedding totes are essential entire body add-ons for that hublot replica sale as well as old bridesmaids to maintain a few individual things lipstick, cells, cash, small powdered ingredients, cell phone along with a little container associated with aroma and more. They are able to just about all appear therefore stylish along with this kind of ideal salad dressing item. These types of rolex replica pockets tend to be excellent add-ons that may include highlight towards the attire from the females within the entourage. These types of wedding ceremony totes could make as well as unmake your own gowns. They are nevertheless in no way designed to overpower the actual style of the attire. They are hublot replica uk together to complement completely using the wedding ceremony colours which from the attire from the females throughout the engagement goal. These types of may also function because your own bridesmaids presents particularly these people customized along with monograms. These types of beautiful wedding ceremony totes may function because your own say thanks to rolex replica in order to these types of females with regard to going to at the present time as well as take part in the largest occasion in your life. These types of bridesmaids tend to be definitely a lot more than thrilled to just accept all of them as well as cherish all of them because valuable gifts through a person in your wedding day. hublot replica gifts such as they are useful as well as great for their own typical girlies things. This can be a excellent as well as thrilling concept in order to these types of area to allow them to act as well as remain in 1 location in order to not clutter their own gowns or even clothes prior to the entire occasion is actually consummated.

ekhtsasy said...

شركة تسليك مجارى برأس تنورة
شركة مكافحة حشرات بالخرج
شركة رش مبيدات بالخرج
شركة تنظيف منازل بالخرج
شركة تنظيف شقق بالخرج
شركة تنظيف بالخرج

شركة تنظيف كنب بجدة
شركة نقل عفش بجدة
شركة نقل اثاث بجدة
شركة تنظيف بجدة
شركة نظافة بجدة
شركة تنظيف منازل بجدة
شركة تنظيف فلل بجدة
شركة تنظيف خزانات بجدة
شركة تنظيف شقق بجدة
شركة تنظيف مجالس بجدة
شركة مكافحة حشرات بجدة

ekhtsasy said...

شركة تنظيف شقق بالدمام
شركة تنظيف بالدمام
شركة تنظيف فلل بالدمام
شركة تنظيف منازل بالدمام
شركة تنظيف مجالس بالدمام
شركة تنظيف كنب بالدمام
شركة تنظيف موكيت بالدمام
شركة مكافحة حشرات بالدمام
شركة رش مبيدات بالدمام
شركة تسليك مجارى بالدمام
شركة تنظيف بجدة
شركة مكافحة حشرات بجدة
شركة تنظيف موكيت بجدة
شركة تنظيف خزانات بجدة
شركة تنظيف شقق بجدة
شركة تنظيف مجالس بجدة
شركة تنظيف فلل بجدة
شركة تسليك مجاري بجدة
شركة تنظيف بجدة

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...