Finally I have some pics for you of me wearing my crochet sweater dress. I haven't added any flare/ruffles/appliques/etc yet. The cool part of making your own clothes is that you can just add that stuff whenever you feel in the mood to wear it. Right now, I feel in the mood to wear the dress plain. See details of pattern and materials below the pics.
I first saw the pattern that I used as the basis for this dress on CreativeYarn, which is probably what subconsciously planted the idea of purple in my brain because purple is so not my color and it's taking me a while to get used to. I have used this pattern as basis for a dress twice before: dress 2009, dress 2008. For the dress above, I used hook size H8/5.00MM and Lion Brand Micro Spun in color 147/Purple.
Thanks for reading! Time to move on to some hats and some other fun stuff!