4 Summer Dresses

Just a few words about some lovely dresses I am just about to list in the shop.

All of these are classic, vintage, sixties crochet dresses.
They are variations on the theme of shell stitch patterning, some more fancy then others, almost arcs rather than shells, but none of them difficult to make.

WonkyZebra 411 Crochet Sheath Dress 3018  WZ411
First of all, two gorgeous sheath dresses, one short, one long. 411 is the absolute epitome of a sixties crochet sheath dress , worked downwards with a dainty cord belt for waist definition and a bold lace construction – not for the faint hearted or too full a figure (no offense intended to fuller figures, I have one myself)..

WonkyZebra 410 Sixties Evening Dress WZ410

The next is an unusual long sheath dress with cut away shoulders and a lovely roll neck collar. This also has a thin belt for waist definition, this time it’s a velvet ribbon. Just gorgeous!

The other two are a more a line shape, very flattering and very pretty, 398 has cut away shoulders and a very easy two row lace pattern.

WonkyZebra 398Crochet Dress 5211 WZ398 WonkyZebra 388 Mother Daughter Dresses 2738  WZ388

388 has a similar silhouette but with the lace dress falling from a circular yoke. You could even make this with less of the yoke forming a band and straps for a completely different effect.
This one comes in mother and daughter sizes; so a useful range.
I never could quite get the whole mother & daughter same dress thing, but that is probably just me, the patterns seem quite popular – great idea for bridesmaids though, if you want them all matching and they come in all shapes and sizes.

About WonkyZebra

WonkyZebra and I have collected tons of patterns over the years. Before this was fashionable and the whole “vintage” thing happened, it was just considered to be a funny sort of hoarding; a bit “anorak” to use one of the slightly mocking terms us English specialise in. Now it is a wonderful source of lost treasure in the online textile universe; who would have guessed! It was quite a relief to find there are many others “out there” who appreciate a good pattern-and maybe even enjoy using them! I think it is a good thing anyone can get access to the designs instead of just those lucky enough to find them in gran’s workbox or charity shops. So, here we are with all our hoard, trying to make it all available as fast as we can…hooves don’t help much so it is down to me. I squeeze it in between actual crocheting, knitting, life, and other sundries. Vintage patterns; PDFs for sale at http://wonkyzebra.etsy.com
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