At the moment, I am making a crocheted dress. This is the second dress. The first dress I made in 2013 using a pattern from this beautiful Japanese crochet book. I love that dress, I wore it to my mother's birthday. I am making a second dress in a different colour. I am using light fingering weight yarn and 3mm hook. I modified the original pattern in a simple way - that is, change the direction of crocheting and reduce the length of the shoulders to fit me.
Photos below suggest how I am making this dress. By changing the direction of crocheting the body of the dress, I can decide how long I want to make the dress. In the original pattern, the dress is worked from the bottom up. I want to make the body of the dress from the top down.