Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Crochet - Trim for a Nightie

This set of crocheted lace trimmings is intended to be sewn to a nightie (ready- or home-made), but I am thinking that it would look demure and Edwardian on a v-necked, empire waist blouse, maybe Simplicity 2732 or Vogue 8503. Two pages of instructions can be downloaded from my Flickr account.

The original is from Crochet and Knitting for Every Woman; 300 Things To Make, published "exclusively" for the People's Book Club of Chicago, Illinois in 1947. It really is a dandy little book and I'll be posting a few more gift ideas from it over the next three weeks.


Anonymous said...

I agree, it would look great on a blouse..
too pretty to sleep in.

Amy said...

wow that is pretty!

Miss Kitty said...

OMGWTFBBQNIGHTIE! That is fantastic! Can't wait to see the finished product.

Shay said...

Not from me, Kitty-Whiskers...I can't crochet!

I am seriously thinking of making Vogue 8503 with store-bought lace trim applied like that, though...very flattering for us pear-shapes, brings the attention up and not down. The problem with cats and sewing is you have to lock them out of the room while you're cutting out. All that rustling tissue paper is irresistible to them.

Lidian said...

Very pretty trim. And that model looks like a 40s Salma Hayek.