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Sneak peak at my WIP sewn and crochet dress for Easter

This has 4 equal panels and 1 slight larger one ( if the front of the skirt panel is larger you wont have a funky seam) This will be the skirt part next will be a crochet middle and last an all black top.. 

I had this crazy idea crochet and sewing should go together in a dress! Lucky for me My good friend Gretchen makes her own clothes, they look cute and NOT handmade and she graciously said she would help me with the sewing portion. *happy dance*

Since we are all different sizes I wont tell you the measurements just how we did it.

We measured my waist ( don't freak! and don't do it tightly you want the clothes to fit and no one will know what size you made :)  and because I wanted a circle skirt we made the bottom longer... this was done by having the bottom 2 yards and the top only 1 inch bigger than my waist.  we made 4 equal panels and 1 slightly bigger one for the front.

The top was made so the back was open for a zipper.. The zipper will be added after the skirt crochet mid section and top and sewn together. As of right now I have everything but the zipper done. After the zipper is done I will sew on crochet lace made with Vanna's Glamour. The mid crochet section is hdc with Vanna's choice and Vanna's glamour. The back part is DC with only vanna's glamour and will have ribbons through out.

Here are some photos of the process.. Not bad for my first dress right?  Would you try this???
sewing the top onto the crochet mid section. 
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gives you an idea of the dress shape.. still no zipper on it

My talented friend Gretchen showing me how to cut the panels for the skirt. 
measuring and pinning
and just because this made me laugh! 


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