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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Project Run and Play Sew Along Week 3: It's All in the Details

This weeks Project Run and Play challenge was to choose your favorite clothing detail (like piping, ruffles, buttons, etc.) and run with it...
Well, I love to crochet and I love crochet trim and applique on little girls clothing.
My initial idea was to create a simple A-Line dress with asymmetrical colorblocking, but with the colorblocking done in crochet rather than contrasting fabric.
I chose a coral color knit fabric and a turquoise yarn.  I sketched up a pattern for the dress and started crocheting the color block section...
Apparently, I also started daydreaming about the beach, because all of a sudden my color block section started looking like the crest of an ocean wave.
I love the beach, too.
I exaggerated the wave shape and ditched the coral knit in favor of this sandy colored cotton print and a soft turquoise trim and I could almost hear the waves crashing on the shore.
I added tiny beads of glistening light reflecting off of the water and a small cascade of beads splashing off the top of the wave.  The strands of beads swing and dance with the movement of the dress, fun!
I finished the arm holes with thin strips of hand made bias tape and the neck has encased elastic.  
I crocheted this sweet little necklace using a coordinating mercerized cotton yarn.
This dress makes me long for hot summer days spent splashing in the surf at my favorite beach.
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  1. very pretty and unique! I have seen crochet used on pillowcases but I don't think I have ever seen it used on clothing as an applique type shape. Great job!!

  2. Very creative! I love the way the wave is tipped and the beads splash over. It is delightful.

  3. Carolyn, what fun! I love the colors and the design!
    great job Momma!
    with love,

  4. I would have never thought to use crochet that way!

  5. This is adorable! Super cute necklace to match :)

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  6. Your crochet work is amazing! It gives this dress such a sweet vintage look, something I love. I do so want to learn crochet. Seeing work like this certainly inspires me.

  7. Oh my gosh, this is so adorable.

  8. Cute dress! I love the fabric and the crochet necklace!

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  9. I LOVE it! The colors, the pattern, the necklace and wave! Seriously awesome! Thanks for sharing it at Monday Funday!

  10. I love this! So simple...the beauty is in the details. Love the crocheted touches, the beads, the yellow/turquoise color combo. I'm inspired. Lynaea @ EveryDayBloom.com


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