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    Hi Spoula,
    So you can crochet the shells on the bottom of the skirt you can sew by hand (since you don't have a sewing machine) loops with thread so you can put the crochet hook through the loops. Just a thought.

    Thank you and No I didn't sell the sailor's dress.

    That's alright Spoula. I figured out what to tell Lucie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean Marie View Post
    Hi Spoula,
    So you can crochet the shells on the bottom of the skirt you can sew by hand (since you don't have a sewing machine) loops with thread so you can put the crochet hook through the loops. Just a thought.

    Thank you and No I didn't sell the sailor's dress.

    That's alright Spoula. I figured out what to tell Lucie.
    Hi Jean Marie, Just finished the top and putting Picots on the front. Stopped for a cup of coffee yum.
    I saw something on the Internet where they made the chains first, then the shell, then the bigger shell. This will match my top. I will sew the chains under the hem of the skirt so that only the shells show. This will also strengthen the shells to the skirt by sewing through the chains and the fabric since I don't have one of those cutters. I do have a very nice sewing machine built in a cabinet but I can't get to it. It is loaded with junk on top and exercise equipment in front of it. I don't sew enough to move any of that stuff.
    Thanks for all of your suggestions with the shells and stuff.

    Spoula

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    Hi Spoula,
    You mean you crochet the chain however long you think it should be and then sew that to the inside of the skirt and then crochet the shells through the ch loops? How would you get through the chain loops and the fabric?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean Marie View Post
    Hi Spoula,
    You mean you crochet the chain however long you think it should be and then sew that to the inside of the skirt and then crochet the shells through the ch loops? How would you get through the chain loops and the fabric?
    Your Welcome. I try to help.
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    Hi Jean Marie, I will make the chains and then the shells and sew the chain part to the underside of the fabric so only the shells are visible.

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    Not a great video, but this shows the "one-handed" crochet technique -

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    Quote Originally Posted by spoula View Post
    Hi Jean Marie, I will make the chains and then the shells and sew the chain part to the underside of the fabric so only the shells are visible.

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    Oh, o.k.____________

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    Quote Originally Posted by NovaFiftyFive View Post
    Not a great video, but this shows the "one-handed" crochet technique -
    Hi Nova, Well, that was painful to watch. I am willing to guess she is a Knitter that throws her yarn. That is how they knit. That would take me forever to crochet like that.

    Thanks for sharing that video. I could not think how a right handed person while crocheting could also hold the yarn and the hook in the same hand. You learn something new everyday.
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    Last edited by spoula; 04-13-2019 at 12:09 PM.

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    Hi Jean Marie, I finished my top and made the skirt. Instead of gathering the skirt portion I put in elastic as that was faster. I just finished pinning the top to the skirt so that I can sew it on. Then I need to make the shells for the bottom of the dress. So far it looks cute as it is so I might not do the shells on the bottom. Also since I went down so many hook sizes I think the top looks bulky and heavy for the fabric I chose. I could go buy some thread and redo the top so it would be lighter and not so heavy but I just don't feel like starting it over again. I have a little bit of fabric left where I could make a summer dress out of it. It is getting hot here now.
    I am taking a coffee break and I will see if I want to get back to it today or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spoula View Post
    Hi Jean Marie, I finished my top and made the skirt. Instead of gathering the skirt portion I put in elastic as that was faster. I just finished pinning the top to the skirt so that I can sew it on. Then I need to make the shells for the bottom of the dress. So far it looks cute as it is so I might not do the shells on the bottom. Also since I went down so many hook sizes I think the top looks bulky and heavy for the fabric I chose. I could go buy some thread and redo the top so it would be lighter and not so heavy but I just don't feel like starting it over again. I have a little bit of fabric left where I could make a summer dress out of it. It is getting hot here now.
    I am taking a coffee break and I will see if I want to get back to it today or not.
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    Hi Spoula,
    You said before you don't have much time to finish the dress. Would you be able to get it done in time if you started over?

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    Hi Jean Marie, I could do the top over it would not take me too long. It took me about 2 hours to make it once I got the number of stitches I think I needed. That is the hardest part for me as each time I get to see her and I measure her by the time I find something I want to make her measurements have changed. I have been making them bigger so that she can grow into them. This time I wanted one to fit now so I could see her in it for a change.

    I need to get back to the dress If I am going to get it done today coffee break is over.

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