TRANSFORMATION of patterns: Dress, Top or Skirt?

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You definitely played this game where you change or add 1 letter in a word to make a new word.

Like dog-log-bog-big-sig-sign-sigh-sight-light-might-right-bright and so on.

What about the world of crochet patterns? How a few stitches gave birth to a whole collection of 10 crochet patterns 😊. Let’s talk about TRANSFORMATION!

 

1. The first project was this top with oval motif that I’ve made by looking at photos of one ready-made-garment. I liked the oval motif very much, but my completed top looked a bit childish – little wing sleeves, a loop with motifs along the bottom – those are all elements from garments that I could wear as a child (cute, but now I prefer to be taken seriously :)), so the transformation began…

Crochet pattern for this top is available here:

https://conceptcreative.store/shop/immaculate-top-crochet-pattern-crochet-tutorial/

2. I removed the sleeves and the loop of round motifs and introduced a skirt with the same stitch pattern as in my top. The new dress looked more serious, more wearable, but the low waist, the straight skirt and all the proportions reminded me of 20-ies style…

Crochet pattern for this dress is available here:

https://conceptcreative.store/shop/timeless-crochet-dress-pattern-crochet-tutorial-english/

3. Let’s turn it into a stunning maxi dress with another matching stitch pattern! But what else will be matching here? I shall somehow multiply this single row of shells. I couldn’t find any existing shell-stitch pattern, so I’ve improvised :). Not bad, right? The only issue is adjusting the placement of the oval for women with a smaller torso because the oval can’t be placed lower than it’s on me (I’m 175 cm = 5’75”). No way of describing such an adjustment in a few words and draw charts for each height :)). So, this dress pattern is recommended for tall women.

Crochet pattern for this dress is available here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/527384292/beach-wedding-crochet-dress-pattern

4. These shells are pretty, right? And actually they can make a perfect summer skirt? Sure! And the knee-length skirt is ready! What about maxi skirt? Yep! It’s one of my most popular skirts by the way :)).

Crochet pattern for this skirt is available here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/154198260/easy-crochet-skirt-pattern

4. These shells are pretty, right? And actually they can make a perfect summer skirt? Sure! And the knee-length skirt is ready! What about maxi skirt? Yep! It’s one of my most popular skirts by the way :)).

5. Off-the-shoulder fashion was in time. Can we just add the off-the-shoulder part to my skirt? Easy-peasy. It’s also one of the simplest patterns, beginner friendly.

And it’s offered in my ETSY shop with a 30% discount till the end of July 2020 with the code CREATIVE

www.etsy.com/listing/500470899/off-shoulder-crochet-dress-pattern

6. Those spaces between shells look a bit empty… Let’s fill them in with picots and make something new. A crop top QUESTION and a longer top are ready!

Crochet pattern for this top is available here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/601748040/casual-crochet-top-pattern

7. My bestseller dress (and the dress with the most completed projects) has derived from the previous top. That’s why it was named unQUESTIONable. The length is fully adjustable, the waist can be started earlier, the pattern-repeat is easy and quite intuitive and the join of rows is invisible (that’s probably what experienced crocheters pay attention for – join of rows and seams should be really impeccable in any handmade item so it looks as a professionally-made garment).

Crochet pattern for this dress is available here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/838639869/top-down-crochet-dress-pattern

A few recently completed projects with it are on Instagram:

www.instagram.com/p/B_WXCAlhm9T/ 

www.instagram.com/p/B8qC-2PhzdZ/

www.instagram.com/p/B9gE1VgB0am/

www.instagram.com/p/CCXFNpGgeDh/

All that was left from project 1 to its long  way to project 9 are just 3 rows around the oval motif :).

Oh, just to remind you about the code for the Off the shoulder dress – press on this link www.etsy.com/shop/CONCEPTcreativeSTORE?coupon=CREATIVE to use the 30% discount for  www.etsy.com/listing/500470899/off-shoulder-crochet-dress 

Happy crocheting!

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CALLUNA: Mini Dress or Bodysuit

Crafted from 100% cotton, this design is defined by a plunging V-neckline and vertical waist pattern that makes the waist look slimmer. Length can be adjusted to fit your torso length. The bell-sleeves are added at the end and worked to desired length. Sleeves can be omitted as well – check how a sleeveless test-project looks like.

Evergreen, Calluna or Heathers are beautiful plants that change color year-round, injecting vivid life into our landscape at a time when we need it most. I thought of naming it Heather, however, it would be impossible to find this pattern in huge Ravelry Heather-database :)).

Thank you, Teresa, Debby, Alexandra and Helen for your generous help and assistance in testing these bodysuit and mini dress patterns.

 

DOWNLOAD this crochet pattern from my shops:

www.etsy.com/listing/818000214/crochet-bodysuit-pattern-sizes-s-3xl

www.lovecrafts.com/en-gb/p/bodysuit-calluna-crochet-pattern-by-conceptcreativestore

https://www.ravelry.com/designers/conceptcreativestore

https://conceptcreative.store/shop/calluna-bodysuit-crochet-pattern-crochet-tutorial-in-english/

https://conceptcreative.store/shop/calluna-crochet-top-pattern-crochet-tutorial-in-english/

Hurry up till June 15th and download both patterns (bodysuit and mini dress) from Etsy and Ravlery. Patterns on Lovecrafts and https://conceptcreative.store are for one pattern. 

These crochet patterns are provided for sizes:

S/M with bust circumference 86-93 cm = 34-36.5’’, hip 98-101.5 cm = 38.5-40’’.
M/L with bust circumference 95-103 cm = 37.5’’-40.5’’, hip 108-111.5 cm = 42.5-44’’.
XL with bust circumference 105-112 cm = 41.5-44’’, hip 117-120.5 cm = 46-47.5’’.
2XL/3XL with bust circumference 114-122 cm = 45-8’’, hip 127-130.5 cm = 50-51.5’’.

The tunic will have an increase of 10-15 cm = 4-6’’ to accommodate hip. Check hip circumference in pattern for bodysuit here: Calluna Crochet Bodysuit Pattern

 

 

 

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