Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Crochet alteration.

Summer dress a little to short for ageing knees?
Crochet a simple edging around the bottom to give you that extra couple of inches length. Ta-daa!

PS I've also done this with T-shirts that were too short and sleeves on a shop bought knitted jacket. Works a treat!

23 comments:

Miss Holly said...

I love this !!!! I think I may have to try this today!!! Cotton shirts that get shorter every time you wash them!!!

Lazy Daisy Jones said...

Fabulous Fabulous .....good idea!
XX d

**Anne** said...

Fantastic idea, love it.
Anne xx

chocolatefrog said...

I've been doing the same with gaping necklines!

Ali Hogg said...

great idea! thanks

The Faerie Factory said...

What a fabby idea .. Sarah x

Jacquie said...

Hi Fiona, I love this idea and it looks very pretty too.
Jacquie x

Carol said...

Perfect!
Carol xx

Annie said...

What a clever idea Fi.
Hugs,
A x

Pearly Queen said...

I've published a FREE edging pattern on my Ravelry page that readers could use:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/frilly-crochet-edging

Penny
x

Jess said...

That looks really lovely! I remember doing this to tops that I'd grown out of when I was a teenager. I love the look and I'm so pleased it's come back again!xx

bonzogirl said...

I thought I'd do minimising crocheted cones for my boobage..Just like Madge!!!(madonna!)
great another couple of yrs wear out of that one! yayyyy!

Betty the Wood Fairy said...

A lovely idea - I have been taking my hems down this year for a more discreet peak of knee type look, have been using lace and broderie anglais but crochet looks fab.

Susan Smith said...

What a clever idea.

ES said...

I've just bought myself a sharp crochet hook, have you seen them? pretty excited to use mine. perfect for edging.

Claire said...

Great idea Fi, looks fab and I looooove the colour.

Claire x

Judith Hamid said...

What an excellent idea - practical and creative in one fell swoop! Thanks for sharing. Judy.

BlackberryCrumble said...

This might be a daft question, but how do you make the hole to get the crochet hook though the fabric? I'm very new to this crochet business and keen to progress beyond a granny square!

ALoadofOldTat said...

Really clever and great choice of colour.

KC'sCourt! said...

It fantastic!
Julie xxxxx

The Weaver of Grass said...

Have you thought of selling this idea to a magazine (with pattern of course) - I think it is brilliant.

pam said...

A simple but great idea - look at all the fabulous response!!!

And now that I have learned to crochet I can start looking at my wardrobe with an eye to adding a crocheted border here and there!

Cathy at Potterjotter said...

Great idea! But would prefer if my knees did not sag in the first place - what's that all about? Totally unexpected! xCathy