When sorting our clothes, I found a couple of forgotten tunics in a box. I don't really wear tunics anymore. But I really adore and love the folksy print on this particular one I found so what to do...??? I need to make it longer to turn in into a dress... An idea popped up in my head...
I dragged out my box of crochet trims and found the perfect one, a thrifted vintage crochet trim in white with a red edging. I always wondered what I would use it for...
I added a row of trebles to it to add some extra length as I thought it was slightly to narrow, and I then sew the trim on, with my sewing machine. Lucky me, the trim fit perfectly lengthwise and I could easily match the ends and sew them together with a zig zag and the old tunic is now a summer dress. Voila!
I am inspired to make more crochet trims for more dresses I have. The tricky part is to get the length of the trim just right, but somehow I will figure it out. Next time I'll make my own trim from scratch. I would love to figure out the pattern that was used for this one. If I manage to reproduce this pattern, I'll promise I'll share it with you.
The magic a crochet trim can do to a dress. I know this will become my favorite dress this year!