It was a lot of fun to make! It was also interesting to text measurements and pictures of the dress and take it from there. Though being OCD and a prefectionist when it comes to such things, it took me a while to decide just what to make. I took a bit of this, a bit of that, some ideas from pictures I saw and came up with a shawl that I want one of my own now! And, I also learned the picot stitch. Wow! I'd always seen them and thought they'd be difficult so I avoided them like the plague. OMG they were EASY!
Truth be told, I haven't been crocheting all that long and never crocheted anything akin to lace and amazed myself with what I came up with. Yes, some of it was trial and error. At one point I had to rip out 2 days worth of work on the back part. But it was a lot of fun! And I think that because it was fun and it was a project for a dear and wonderful friend that I loved making it.
Close up of the tie (though the flash was way too bright)