Lily Chin Lace Dress - Interweave Press

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on Feb 11, 2008 11:31 AM

Hi guys! Has anyone else out there seen this amazing Lily Chin dress? Holy cow! It's smokin' hot:


http://www.knittingdaily.com/freepatterns/dresses_skirts/crochet_lace_dress98-1.html


It's probably the most difficult pattern I've ever attempted, but I needed to give this one a try. Wouldn't you know it, I ended up goofing the first row. My chain was a little twisted when I joined it and I was so eager to start crocheting shells that I didn't even notice my mistake until I started the second half of the bodice!


Doh.


Back to the drawing board. I want to give it another go, but I think it might really help to have someone to compare notes with.


Who's in?


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PaulineL wrote
on Feb 11, 2008 2:44 PM

Not me, sorry, but that is one great dress. Good choice. What yarn/color are you using?


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on Feb 12, 2008 2:11 PM

I bought Patons mercerized cotton in a chocolate color. The color in the picture is great but I'm a little pale and I figured it would wash me out. I'd hate to spend all that time on a dress only to realize it makes me look like Casper the Friendly Ghost. ;)


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PaulineL wrote
on Feb 12, 2008 3:42 PM

That's a good color.


The photo shows a white dress with a black slip. Ok, it shows off the lace, sort of, but I don't think you should wear a white slip with your chocolate lace dress. IMO, it would take the attention off YOU and onto musings about your layered outfit. But I'm old fashioned. Camisole and tights? Yeah!


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on Feb 13, 2008 9:26 AM

Haha... I haven't thought that far ahead. I haven't even started! I promised myself I'd finish a blanket for my little nephew first. It's about 1/2 way done. :/


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DebF@2 wrote
on Mar 1, 2008 11:13 AM

i think it's fab. i've downloaded the pattern and would love to have a go once i get a chance - i'll let you know when that is!


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on Mar 3, 2008 2:27 PM

Brightonia - Great! Just finished my nephew's blanket so, I'm ready when you are!


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on Mar 3, 2008 4:58 PM

Hi guys... I've actually been working on this dress for my wedding. I'm into the 1st "pineapple" section of the skirt. I also twisted my chain at the start, but I forged ahead anyway and think I pretty well disgused it. Plus, the twist is sort of tucked up under my bust anyway. Happy to share progress and recieve any hints, tips or tricks along the way. I have until May to finish...so I'm in a bit of hurry. ;)


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PaulineL wrote
on Mar 3, 2008 10:01 PM

Oh, best wishes to you for the marriage and the dress.


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TheresaH. wrote
on Mar 11, 2008 8:49 PM

I made this dress for myself for my daughters wedding last year. I did a different top though. If you would like to see it, let me know and I will try to post a pic here, it is on Ravelry...same user name as on here.


It wasn't hard at all and I bet you will be done in no time...just keep working on it! I think it took me a total of 6 weeks, but the most I could work on it was 2 hours a night. I used Red Heart Luster Sheen in a sage green color and made a shawl too to go with it, but can't remember what pattern I used for that! I also added beads to the skirt.

Good Luck...you won't be disappointed girls!


Theresa


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on Apr 8, 2008 1:40 PM

Wow! So glad to see that other people have worked on this! Theresa, I saw your pictures and they are beautiful! And Elimarie, that's going to be a gorgeous wedding dress. Maybe we can get some pictures? :D


I'm on the 6th row of the yoke and I have to admit that, so far, it's much easier than it looks.


Anyone have any problems other than the twisting of the chain?


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on Jun 30, 2008 10:40 AM

I've noticed with this pattern, that it starts out much larger than it ends up. Keep that in mind. I made it a size smaller b/c the gauge looked too large, but that was a mistake b/c it ended up being exactly the size it was supposed to be.


I used Naturally Caron Spa Yarn in Green Sheen #0004. This also worked to keep gauge, although it is not a worsted weight.


Regards, post pics when you're done!


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BeniaM wrote
on Feb 3, 2010 9:09 AM

Do you have a free pattern of that Lily Chin Lace dress?

I will be so glad to make it

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cest_la_vie wrote
on Apr 24, 2010 10:15 PM

I am looking for people who have worked on this to help me out.  I am trying to figure out the small lace decreases on the shoulder and seemto end up with a puckering on the shoulder.  It doesn't look right.  Can anyone maybe give me an esier run down or pictures to help me figure it out?  Maybe a graph?

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on Feb 22, 2011 6:43 AM

Hi!

I know this post of yours is a little bit old... but I am going mad looking fo the patterns for this beatiful lace dress... and the link you posted doesn´t work anymore.  By chance, do you know where I can get it?

 

Bestregards!!

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