I had an idea to crochet a dress for my granddaughter. I looked around the net and found some ideas for a crochet bodice with a gathered, attached fabric skirt. But, I wanted to make it my own design.
It took me three tries to finally get the bodice correct using my shell stitch pattern. I was about to quit. I guess stubbornness won out in the end.
I used two strands of size 10 crochet thread and size 2 steel crochet hook.
Since my granddaughter lives in Texas, I wasn’t sure of her size. So, via webcam, I had my daughter take measurements of her. I also found this, Children’s Body Measurements and Garment Sizes, chart from Fiber Gypsy very helpful.
I finally, completed the bodice.
I add some pretty, gathered fabric to the bottom of the bodice and crocheted a little flower for embellishment.