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.
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)..
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.
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.