I have a lot of long dresses in my crochet pattern favourites.
They take time, although less than you’d think; the skirts are often just simple repeats that grow quickly in front of a good film. At this time of year the bonus is the draped blanket effect you get to keep you warm as you make them- cosy!
This one has been my favourite and best seller since I opened the Etsy shop over 2 years ago. I had a few Môn Tricot books and this was in one. Luckily I kept it – I can’t believe I got rid of some – sigh.
SO unlike me. Heavy sigh.
The original photo is just a one long thin one… I had to make a square one for Etsy listing – at that time – and it is funny to see that almost everyone uses this image of it now, with the girl on one side. One lady did her own version but my version is now used all over the place; I was new to image manipulation then ( and am still learning ) but I would do a better job now than the blocks of picture ( if I had time) and wish I had known how to add my logo then 🙂
However it is great that it can be made again – it is such an obvious development from the granny square tops, but is the only one like it I have seen. Oh, and don’t get me started on granny square tank tops; so addictive – I have tons of patterns for them.
Here is another early photo manipulated one; I spent ages metaphorically “laying a patio” over the body of the girl in the short dress to get a single image. ( Again, saving lots of work for all and sundry ) and I am not sure now why I was so intent on achieving that!
Both this and 134 work well made down from the bodice as well ; so I send another dress done like that with them to help adapt.
Here are some more of the long lovelies; first some everyday dresses – or patio dresses (love that name) a couple that can only be called kaftans and a long skirt for good measure.
WZ183 is another dress I have in 2 publications; I can’t decide which I like best – I guess it depends on the weather, but the black and white image definitely has the “styling” edge for me.
These are lacy… : Next two slightly chunkier..
and back to lace for this unusual bib topped skirt…
Now for some evening dresses
This is lovely but it is difficult to see that as the photo is very dark. It is a classic camisole top but with a useful “cover up “ deep “V” necked overtop. Good idea for versatility.
The next one is actually another skirt with a halter top.
Both long and short versions with these and the next three as well, plus they are day dresses too, but I have included them as they look gorgeous made long. ( I send the short and long versions of 389/433 whichever is purchased).
I send a top version from another book with the divine 092. I adapted mine then found they had the same idea and published one in a later booklet! That old recycling thing they did then – as now 🙂
Some full on prom queen or party frocks
or fillet lace, all over rose motif for a really unusual look
This wedding or evening coat is gorgeous but I still can’t make my mind up about the dress, it is either fabulous… or a lot of work to look like you cut up mum’s best lace tablecloth. Hmmm , maybe not such a bad idea that…. (either way you need a perfect figure for it- or masses of self confidence).