I used a lace pattern for the back, which came out elegant yet and flirty. Now it was time to work the bottom of the dress, and one tedious thing was stringing all the beads. At the time, I didn’t know that I could add a bead as I went along, but in crochet, you learn every day, and that’s a great thing. Crocheting beads to the bottom of the dress added some weight and pulled the folds to the shape that I desired. Few beads were sawn to the front and back to add balance. My project was finally complete, and I was super happy with the way it came out.
Now I had some yarn left and I said: “why not make a matching clutch?” I crochet a cylinder, embellished it with few beads and use a plastic bottle to hold its shape.
The wedding day was such a festive affair. Everyone was dressed in beautiful gowns, and I was wearing my handmade dress with a matching clutch. Many compliments came my way that night – it felt amazing to know that your vision for beauty and fashion was applauded and appreciated. So, to all you crafters out there who have been on the fence about making a dress or a jacket, I want to tell you don’t be intimidated and just go for it. You may try to follow a simple pattern, to begin with and then try to design your own. Imagine the sense of accomplishment you’ll feel when you finally get to try on a gown that you made yourself!