If you remember from my last barbie dress update, I was set on creating a high-low wedding dress to add to the collection. I also really wanted it to have a nice flowy train.
However, creating the high-low so that it would have such a train, really took a lot of trial and error to get it right.
This trial and error ended up with me designing two more high-lows - one with the lovely train, and the other without.
Learn more below...
It started out beautifully!
However, as it started to get longer, I encountered several problems with how the back folds of the dress looked. So, I frogged part of it and tried something new.
The newer idea was working well until I reached full length and started to work on a train for it.
Try as I may, I just couldn't get a train to come out of this high low. Fed up with it not working the way I wanted it to, I literally tossed it aside for a minute.
Here is where I got to thinking that perhaps the issue lied with the foundation row for the silhouette, and how quickly I was creating increases.
Not wanting to loose all the work that went into this high-low, especially since it still looked great as a shorter dress, I undid it just up to where it looked fab, and fastened off.
Other than needing a couple of snaps to fasten it in the back, this one is completed.
One thing I knew for certain, as I set out to make version 2, is that I loved the way the front part of the dress came out in the first. So, I was sure to do that part the same.
Since each dress I have been creating for the pattern is for showing off as many styles of necklines and silhouettes as possible, this high-low would need a new neckline. I was intending for this one to have a bateau neckline, however, it ended up being more of a shallow scoop. So... the next wedding dress will have a bateau neckline instead.
I am very happy to announce that I didn't have to do anymore frogging for this one, and that each of my newest ideas worked together to make the train happen.
I am very pleased with how it turned out!
I am really excited about it all!
You can see the project that inspired this combo pattern here: Crochet Barbie Wedding Set for Isabel. Plus, you can see other dress styles that will be a part of the pattern here: Crochet Brides & Bridesmaids 5 Dress Previews and here: More Formal Dress Previews for Barbie's New Pattern.
PATTERN UPDATES: The crochet patterns for dresses similar to these is now available to purchase. See "Happily Ever After" Crochet Pattern for Fashion Dolls to learn more about the design, or...