Look, I crocheted a dress for Dulcie! I actually started this two years ago, abandoned it, then rediscovered it and inadvertently decided to finish it. Fortunately and inexplicably, I was making it way too big back in 2013 so it fits perfectly now. I had no pattern or guidance of any sort for this dress, having been inspired to create it by the jumper I crocheted for Magnus, Dulcie's toy mouse. The funny thing is, the jumper I made for the mouse didn't even fit that well, so why I ever imagined it would be as easy as simple scaling up I do not know. But...it was. I basically crocheted a big tube with openings for arms and head then added a couple of sleeves. And it worked. I have no idea how that happened. The crochet gods must have been smiling on me, or perhaps it's just that crochet really is fail safe and fool proof.
Yesterday was the dress's first public outing and we discovered that the rest of the world seems to love it just as much as Dulcie and I do. So many people threw compliments Dulcie's way. Hooray! She looked so happy and colourful boogieing away in Paperchase. (And how great is it for me that my four-year-old views Paperchase as a fun place to hang out? Super great!)
As well as being perfect for disco dancing, the dress is equally good for comfy lounging about at home :)
Dulcie says she never wants to wash this dress because she plans to wear it every day, which is truly a ringing endorsement from a wannabe goth who demands she wears only black, and maybe the odd highlight of red. More on the goth development soon...