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Dress Hack: Crochet Bodice

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The same Mesh Stitch often used to make things like market bags can also be translated into a cool (both literally and figuratively) bodice on a fabric dress.

Here in the states, Target is a go-to shopping spot for stylish yet affordable wardrobe pieces. They've been pretty brilliant about staying on-trend by licensing great brands, and working with independent artists to create a slew of dynamic, wearable pieces. Surf brand, Mossimo was one of the earlier companies to pair up with the retail giant. Growing up in Southern California, Mossimo was a big deal. It's one of the brands that the "cool kids" wore. It was a bit expensive though, and we were pretty broke. Alas. Since then though, the brand had become exclusive to Target making it accessible for most. Yay! Accessibility however, means that you're likely to not be the only one you know wearing that cute dress with the great print.

Well, my friends, that's were this post comes in. It's quick(ish) and easy to personalize an existing garment and I'm going to show you how to do-it-yourself with my very 1st, Mossimo Dress Hack tutorial!
 
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Step 1: Materials

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Dress
Scissors
Disappearing Ink (or regualar) Pen
Measuring Tape
Sharp, Tapestry Needle
Straight Pins
Sewing Machine, Needle & Thread OR Fusible Hem Tape & Iron
1 Ball, Bernat Cotton-ish by Vickie Howell (or similar weight, cotton blend yarn)
Size US G/6 (4 mm) Crochet Hook


CROCHET ABREVIATIONS
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet

Step 2: Step 1: Find a dress with a great print.

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This is the fun part. Go shopping either at a store or in your own closet! For this project it's helpful to use a dress that doesn't have a neckline any lower than a scoop neck.
sandystarr284 months ago
Last summer, I bought two dresses without necklines. Beautiful dresses, but when I went to wear them, I realized I was too old to be wearing dresses like that anymore. Thanks to you, I now have a way to fix them so that they are desent in public, no cutting or hemming required!
lindarose929 months ago
I love it! :) I was thinking about doing something similar just the other day...I hope I'll be able to :D
Beautiful! I love when crocheting is mixed into clothing like that!
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