Only a few days left before Independence Day! I wanted to make my daughter a dress… I am still not sure if I am finished. I really do not like RHSS yarn for clothing.. I think I will replace the band I used the RH with a soft satin ribbon… maybe even putting a bow in the back.
I almost didn't get a model for this one.. my daughter is beginning to hate my camera! I will have to mellow out a little with having her model things so I do not ruin her forever with cameras. It is a sad thing to except but I know I need to respect her wishes. I love looking back at the last few years of patterns and seeing her grow as my skills grow.
Want to make your own? I used a Lrg Ladies tshirt. I cut it just below the arms. I sharpened a 5 mm crochet hook with a knife sharpener and crocheted around the top of the shirt with simple HDC. I then did a round of HDC-DEC. Then did HDC rounds until I got the height I needed.
The white is just a RHSS HDC band/belt that I made to cover the part where I crocheted onto the shirt- it made it look cleaner.
For stars I cut felt and hot glued them to the dress… I know the stars probably will not last long in the washer. But to be honest, none of my daughters clothes last long. They either get stained the first day she wears them or she grows out of them too quickly to get good use. So, I really am not too concerned for how long they last.
The straps are braided pieces of fabric.. but I may replace those with ribbon as well. I will be sure to update this post to let you know if I do make any changes.
Update! I took the crochet band off. I made a new one out of an old white Tshirt and some iron seaming tape. 🙂 Looks much better!
Liz C. says
Wow! you’re amazing! I would’ve never thought to sharpen a hook and I’ve been too big of a tight wad to buy the real one. I almost didn’t read this post because I knew I couldn’t make this dress without it but am so glad I did!I love these dresses so much! Thank u!
Your post makes me so happy! I almost didn’t share about the sharp hook on this post, but now I am so glad I did! 😀