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?