When I was twenty-two my brother and I went for a touring holiday around the coast of Wales and recently he found his old photographs and posted them on the web. (I have increased the brightness so you can see the dress better.)
One of the photographs was the above and I thought it might be fun to share it with you as crochet dresses were all the rage at the time and my mother made me two.
The one in the picture was, for modesty’s sake, worn over a heavy white nylon petticoat – the sort with a proper turned up hem not lace at the bottom.
And was made from this pattern.
not in the gold thread of the picture but some four-ply red cotton.
The other dress didn’t need a special petticoat and was made from this pattern
and was just as pictured.
I loved them both.
A bit later (about ten years if you go by the photograph) my mother crocheted me a top and matching bikini. The bikini was only really suitable for wearing in the garden – well you can imagine. And you will have to because I have no pictures and don’t even still have it.
But I really, really loved that top.
and I still have it, though it is a bit tight for me now and shows the bulges.
Now I am more confident with my crochet I am almost tempted to make another one but I’m not sure if I have the pattern for it.
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