Tuesday, 15 February 2011

A Little Dress Makeover


Hello again Lovelies , two posts in as many days !
Today I had some unexpected crafty time due to the youngest Master BM having a nasty bug.
Unable to go to work , I've been keeping him supplied with drinks and cuddles and sewing my little row of squares onto my knitted dress......



I got this dress off the sale rail at a local charity shop just before Christmas . I've worn it a couple of times . It's so comfortable worn with leggings and like the way it looks on . The only problem with it was it had a rather annoying curly hem ( probably why it ended up in the charity shop in the first place).....



So , remembering a lovely crochet skirt I saw on the drops site ages ago , I thought I would try adding some crochet embellishment .........
I can't say I've enjoyed working in such drab colours , I certainly couldn't have faced it in January.But now the days are getting lighter I gave it a go . I do like wearing black sometimes as it is very flattering .........



I made sure their was a light colour in the squares to "lift" it a bit ...



Here's a close up taken by master BM.......



I'm pretty pleased with the results , the A.line this crochet has created is more flattering .
I'll be glad to get back to some colourful Granny squares now though. Do let me know if you try the granny square tutorial link in  my previous post, I'd love to here how you got on :0)
Jacquie x
P.S . the square I used in this project is Lucy's lovely summer garden granny square ...a favourite of mine, you possibly can see it's also used on the throw over my chair .

47 comments:

  1. That looks fantastic, what a great idea. xx

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  2. I love it really lifts the look.
    Gillx

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  3. Jacquie ~ it is lovely and very flattering. What another brilliant idea. Hope that your little boy gets better soon too :O)xx

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  4. What a fab idea..it looks GREAT!

    I have been itching to make a crochet garment. I have my eye on a pattern but am not brave enough to attempt it yet! A bit more practice first!

    Have a super rest of a day!

    Vanessa xxx

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  5. This is such a cute way to embellish a dress. You did a fantastic job. Just that little addition to the dress gives it a whole new cuter look. The colors are great for that dress, but I too like the brighter colors like the one draped in the background.

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  6. Looks really good...makes it very individual :)

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  7. How cute is that~!!~~ Hope your little one feels better soon!

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  8. That looks gorgeous!!Fantastic idea!!

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  9. Amazing - you should be so pleased - am quite green with envy!
    Hope your little boy is feeling tons better. Tell him he is a fab photographer :)
    L.x.

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  10. That looks great well done. Yes I have tried the granny square tutorial and actually managed to make something that looked vaguely like a square(I was supposed to be finishing the decorating). I'm going to spend the rest of the evening practising. Thanks for inspiring me.

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  11. Wow, it looks fantastic! What a great way to dress up plain clothes!

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  12. What a great idea. It looks so cute and just perfect.
    Have a wonderful day,
    Meredith

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  13. Wonderful idea and the dress is very beautiful on you :)
    Have a great evening,
    Angie

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  14. What a difference, really gorgeous x

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  15. Wow that looks fantastic, and I bet you don't bump into anyone in the same outfit! I am busy making a little pile of those summer garden granny squares too from Lucys Blog, they are lovely.
    Kandi x

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  16. How DID you do that!? LOL
    You changed something quite plain really (don't take this the wrong way now :) ) And TOTALLY transformed it! :0)
    I LOVE it, and I wish I could think of such a lovely makeover!
    Master BM takes good pictures too ;)
    Hope he's on the mend :)
    Have a great week Jaquie. xx

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  17. Oh Jacquie, what a wonderful little makeover.

    I was a little worried about the end result, but needn't have been, it looks brilliant on and very striking.

    I'm sure you'll get loads of comments when you wear it out.

    Hope Master BM is feeling tip top ASAP.
    It's a tea and toasty sort of morning here, Autumns' a comin', yippee.

    Claire :}

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  18. I love the way your dress looks with the granny squares on it! What a great idea to spice up a dress... And the funny thing is.. I was searching through the drops site myself today and when I saw that skirt pattern with granny's at the bottom, my heart jumped and now I find it again at your blog!

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  19. I love it!!! love Kate (from greedy for colour) xxooxx.

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  20. Absolutely gorgeous way to embellish a dress in which you look fabulous. Hope the little one is better soon.
    Anne xx

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  21. Oh WOW!!!! Jacquie this is such a Gorgeous makeover :)

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  22. That turned out really cute!

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  23. That is VERY cute - and it works PERFECTLY! It really "makes" the dress (which fits you beautifully, by the way!). So clever!
    Caz from Never Knew :)

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  24. Your dress looks fantastic, what an excellent idea. I'm off to look in my wardrobe!

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  25. Looks gorgeous, really lifts that little dress!

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  26. I loved the idea. If the dress had those crochet squares before you wouldn't find it on the rail for sale! Well done!

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  27. What a great idea, Jacquie! It looks really good!! :)

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  28. Oh wow, bring back granny square fashion! It looks really good Jacquie, I'm sure you will get lots of compliments when you wear it. I'm at home with Alice again today full of bugs and cold! It's quite nice as we can snuggle together and be crafy when she has the energy. It also gives me a little more hooky time when she has a little shut eye xox

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  29. It has really brightened up the dress, love it.
    x

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  30. I love it! What a great idea!!

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  31. incredible! What a great idea! I'll try this too, I have a wool dress that curls up just like this! Great!

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  32. It looks lovely - what a clever idea.
    Hope Master BM is soon better.

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  33. Your dress is now fantastic - really beautiful! Also your last post is full of lovely things! Sweet Sweet bunnies, adorable crochet blanket!
    xxx Teje

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  34. What a fab idea - looks great!

    Helenxx

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  35. Wow, that looks just fabulous! Ooh, you could set up a 'customise your clothes with crochet' business. I, for one, would have a couple of items for you!!! :-)

    Hx

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  36. Your idea really gives the dress a bit of lift - looks fantastic

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  37. By George I Think You've Got It! Beautiful!!!!! So clever.

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  38. Brilliant! You've transformed the dress completely - it looks so stylish! :) I'll have to keep an eye open for "things I can embellish with crochet" when I'm next charity shopping ;)

    Much love,
    Kim

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  39. Wow what a fantastic way to bright up a plain coloured piece of clothing. It hides the hem perfectly!

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  40. Wow, I've seen a similar thing done on a plain, basic t-shirt, but I really love how yours came out Jacquie! Very pretty! ~tina

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