Thursday, April 15, 2010

Colonel Mustard in the workroom with the hook

At long last I am proud to present to you the completed Mustard dress! I realize that's not the most flattering name, but I happen to love mustard and am not willing to think of anything more cutesy at this point. But before the big payoff, let me take you back to the beginning. Remember this sleeve?
While sleeves by themselves are great, I was looking for a bit more in this dress. I started at the hem and worked my way up.

While that's progress, I also prefer my dresses to have a...(ahem) bodice.

Great! Now all we need is a back, and we're set.
This dress was rather difficult in how many times I had to crochet several inches and then rip them out and go back again. But that's what this process is about! It's really exciting when it all comes together:

It still has some flaws that need to be worked out, but there you have it! By the way, it's definitely a fall dress. It's rather warm. Thanks to Lion Brand Yarn for the awesome yarn. Love that Vanna's Choice!
Thanks for checking in! Hope you like it!


  1. stunning! and you answered my question--I was wondering how warm it is. wonderful job on actually creating a hip crocheted dress!

  2. Beth,
    What a wonderful job, a really pretty dress and pattern. I am amazed by how even the rows in the skirt look. Love the bodice, too. Once again, I am duly impressed and delighted that you get to be creative and practice your craft. Hugs, betsy

  3. Nice styling! You didn't even need the accessory wall. And I like how Don Leon sneaked his way into that photo. All in all, this dress didn't take nearly as long as I thought it would, so I think it's a workable pattern. Yay!

  4. it looks awesome!!! and so cute on too!

  5. Wow, that's amazing! How long did it take you to make it? I don't know that I want to know. But it is fantastic. Way to go!

  6. This is so unbelievably awesome!! I have never seen a crochet dress that didn't look hippy-ish. I'm so impressed, like I need to go buy a dressform and figure out how the heck to make one myself. STAT!