The two questions I am asked most often are:
- Can you please share your crochet dress pattern?
- Can you please make me a wedding dress from my grandmother’s old lace tablecloths?
Today I am killing two birds with one stone by showing you how to make your very own crochet dress from a vintage tablecloth.
You don’t need any crochet skills, just a sewing machine, overlocker (serger) and a vintage crochet lace tablecloth. I have put together a set of simple instructions tailored to accommodate the most amateur, pattern-fearing seamstress.
I will also be sharing with you a simple technique I have developed for securely sewing crochet lace together.
This pattern is based on the DIY tablecloth dresses popular in the 1970’s.
This dress is an alternative to the traditional, structured wedding dress, and will cost you around $20. The money you save on your dress you can spend on your bohemian barefoot beach wedding in Bali. But please don’t invite me to your destination wedding because I have three kids and $5 in the bank.
Not getting married? Simply throw this dress over your bikini and head to the beach. When the weather cools down, layer your dress over tights or leggings. This will become your favourite and most versatile piece in your wardrobe.
Pregnant? This dress will stretch to accommodate your growing baby bump. Pregnant and getting married? You have come to the right corner of the internet.
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