|finished look 1|
I was busy making this dress for past two weeks for S (I was not ignoring my blog)
It was Makar Sankranti ( bhogi/ pongal) Indian festival on 15th Jan 2012. Traditionally we wear black coloured dress on this day and give Tilgul ( sesame snaps) to our friends and relatives.
|Frock Body-Closer look|
|closer look at the button/belt section|
|Embroidery on the frill|
- Black Fabric from old skirt
- Cotton thread black and pink
- 2 pink buttons
- Sewing needle
Time: 10 days working 1 hour each day on the project.
- Add button stitch all around the fabric (at top end)
- Start Single Crochet stitch in each button hole
- After 2 lines of single crochet, start new colour thread and make bobble crochet in every alternate chain
- Add single crochet in the next line.
- Using black thread try to reduce the circumference of the work by inserting half crochet in every third chain.
- Ensure the finished circumference matches the finished width required. ( any adjustment can be made at this stage)
- Repeat this row till the required width is completed.
- For the back, leave 10 chains from both side. These will form the arms of the dress.
- The chains remaining in between should be crocheted with half crochet.
- Decrease two chains from both ends after every second line, until 12 chains are reduced.
- Bind off the work. using pink colour thread use 6 chains from both ends to form 2 belts.
- Measure the length required for the belt and add button hole five lines before binding off.
- Add buttons in the front of the body
- Iron the work to give a finished look
Tip: Try the dress on toddler before starting belts, so to ensure everything is right and also get exact measurement for belts
|finished look 2|
Enhancements: Add crochet flowers with fancy buttons in the front to enhance the look.
Happy Crafting! Awaiting your response
|Little S modelling the dress|
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