I never got around to posting some of these projects on my old blog, so that will explain the profusion of posts during this first month while I try to get everything together. Anyways--last Halloween was a lot of fun when Al and I dressed as Austin Powers and Felicity Shagwell.
I was going through a major yarn phase after my success with the Chrono Trigger blanket which made me want to attempt making Felicity Shagwell's crochet dress. I didn't feel like spending extra money on better quality yarn--the orange was a red heart sport yarn and the pink was a Vanna White yarn (yes--she has yarn!). The dress ended up being incredibly warm and I had a lot of fun making it. The colors were the closest I could find on my budget.
I don't have a pattern for the dress--I kind of just crocheted around myself until it fit. Haha. I did a variation of a diamond mesh for the sleeves and middle, and scalloped the edges with shells. See here for pictures and instructions on diamond mesh at Needlecraft Superior.
I also attempted to make a "velvet" blazer (I used blue microsuede as a substitute) and a lacy cravat for Al. Unfortunately, many law school kids thought that his costume was a judge or justice. NERDS. =P