Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Remodelled shirt completed

Cut, shortened in both the sleeves and overall length and unburdened of it's collar and central bands, this poor Miller's shirt has evolved into a comfy little jacket (that still looks great over my favourite nightie!).
The edges were first overcast on the sewing machine, then turned under and crocheted into using a 1.5 crochet hook. Occasionally, if the seams were too thick to push through, I pulled out the trusty, tiny-weeny .75.
The second row is all trebles. The third row consists of shells with 7 trebles in each seperated by 3 stitches with a seperation of 4 stitches on the back collar. I'm not sure if all this makes sense to anyone but I also use this blog as a diary of what I have done in each project so please ignore the unprofessional crochet terms.
The cotton is a fine DMC Perle 8 Colour 304.
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  1. Brilliant.
    I'm totally in awe of the crochet edging. The alterations you had made already made the garment look more stylish - but the crochet took it to an entirely new level.
    Bravo to you.

  2. well done...I love seeing what can be done with something plain to turn it into fabulous !

  3. Your crochet work is stunning. . . breathtaking. . . awesome. Love it!


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