Saturday, July 11, 2015

Crochet trim for a dress





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!


Kärlek
Annette


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23 comments :

  1. That is brilliant Annette. we are often needing to find ways of lengthening skirts for Abi as she is quite tall, great idea. x

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  2. I love it,looks great! It shouldnt be hard to reproduce this trim,it has only seven rows as I can see from here. There will be some more beautiful tunics in your closet!

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  3. Eu gosto muito da mistura tecido e crochê,Beijo Annette.

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  4. Wow, so nice. This was just what the dress needed. Good work.

    Have a nice weekend,

    Juffrouw Mier

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  5. This is a really fabulous idea to make a skirt or a dress longer. I often have the same problem because mylegs are quite long. Maybe one could also add a trim to a cotton trouser that is too short? I will think about that. Thanks for the inspiration! Have a nice weekend, Viola

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  6. So clever! It looks like it was always there I think!
    Jillxo

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  7. I love this! ❤️
    Thanks for sharing ;)

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  8. Awesome! A perfect combination. I look forward to see more trim creations.

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  9. What a brilliant idea! Looks great. We are in the middle of Winter here, your weather looks so sunny and warm.

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  10. Your crochet trim is gorgeous. Great idea!

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  11. Superb idea and it looks stunning with that tunic....I am now off to search through my box of trims...inspired thank you!
    best daisy j x

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  12. Your photo drew me in instantly, it looks fabulous, I am a fan of the crochet trim, I use it a lot. Jo x

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  13. You look marvelous, thank for a good idea,greetings

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  14. Pati from LondonJuly 18, 2015 at 9:36 AM

    Love the idea and it suits the dress perfectly!!! Pati x

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  15. I would love!!! The pattern!!!!!!!

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  16. Oh it's beautiful. It also adds that little bit of extra length to it too. I always find that dresses tend to be just that little bit too short on me and I never feel comfortable in them.
    Plus it also gives it that little touch that makes it different to everyone else's.
    Love Gem x
    Gem'sCountryLifeDream

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Kärlek
Annette

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