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Corset based dress with an exchangeable bottom option + acce...

Added Dec 23, 2012

by ddds

Elmhurst, New Yo...






In my quest of suitable party and performance dresses I decided to make my own. As I don’t have a sewing machine here in US I decided to crochet my outfits.

I felt I need more than one so I came up with the idea of exchangeable bottoms, which are in same color scheme. 2 tops and 2 bottoms make 4 dresses.

I also decided to match it up with fitting jewelry and clutch bags with a decent length chains so I can dance with bag on me and yet have free hands.

Material Notes

These are materials I used…

8 50g balls of thread – “Cool Cotton” by Filatura Lanarota, 52% cotton, 48% acrylic
one pair of push up bra pads and metal circles
1 yd plastic bone (I would use metal bones next time)
50 metal rings for tying the corset
leather or fabric band
30 rings for attaching the bottom
2 mm crochet needle

thread: 9 balls of “Jewels” yearn by Karabella Yarns
6.50 mm crochet needle
30 rings to attach the bottom to the top

Clutch bag:

-1,5 balls of “Cool Cotton” by Filatura Lanarota yarn
-Lining in fitting color
-Self-adhesive fabrics
-metal chain
-2 crochet bands, 1 leather band length of chain
-2 pieces of plastic bone in length of zipper
-various metal parts for closure of bag and attachemnt of chain
-Different size pliers
-2 mm crochet needle




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Evening Wear, Other

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    Dec 26, 2012, 03.19 PMby kelepso

    Amazing crotchet work

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      Feb 23, 2013, 04.52 AMby ddds

      thank you!

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    Dec 25, 2012, 04.47 PMby Timmithea Leeds

    Cute. Must be very young to wear it! You look fabulous!

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      Feb 23, 2013, 04.54 AMby ddds

      thank you! Actually I am turning 30 this year. lol. Definitely must be in shape for these type of cocktail dresses. Although, I think if the skirt part is “more proper”, still a middle aged woman could wear this – corsets have been around for a couple hundreds of years.

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    Dec 24, 2012, 07.09 PMby Mary Athey

    Stunning work!! These are wonderful Love.them.merry xmas x

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      Feb 23, 2013, 04.55 AMby ddds

      thank you! need to hit NYC subway with new projects, I guess! ;)

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