Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Vintage Bridal Tatting

 Does anyone remember the magazine that the pattern for this tatted bridal lace was published? Still looking.....

Friday, August 14, 2015

Still Looking For Tatting Pattern

I'm still looking for this tatting pattern for a bridal gown lace and veil lace from the 1970s. The sewing pattern for the wedding dress was Vogue 2556. The magazine may have been a Family Circle, Women's Day or Good Housekeeping publication. Anyone know where it came from? Thank you ;)

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

What Magazine?

Does anyone know what crochet magazine and issue this crocheted bridal suit is from? I would like to purchase the magazine back issue, if I can find it on Ebay or Etsy ;)

I plan on altering the pattern by filling in the neckline and giving it a high, Victorian collar, lengthening the sleeves and adding my old, ALL X FAV Irish crochet motif from a shawl pattern back in the late 1970's or early 1980's- I'm altering the motif shape from square to pentagon, changing the flowers in the center to smaller ones- probably my personal crocheted Plumeria blossom pattern, perhaps add a few little crocheted leaves here and there, and use the motifs for a yoke and collar, edging for the sleeves, and the hem, too- I'm going to flare the skirt out and make it an intermission-length hem with a short sweep train with a triple motif edge on the train and single motifs elsewhere, as well as flaring the bottoms of the sleeves out a bit like a modified bell shape for a more modern, updated silhouette.

I'm a pleasantly plus-sized gal, so I think this pattern will work well for my bridal vision :) 

I was thinking of making a headpiece similar to this one with a plethora of crocheted flowers and leaves and tatted chains/drapes, all heavily beaded with mirror-like glass rocailles and bugle beads: 

What do you think?