Friday, September 25, 2009

Edwardian Nightgowns


Well, the Edwardian Free Spirit's trousseau is almost complete. The girls now have their choice of nightgowns. The nightgown on the left is done with a love knot stitch. Once you get the hang of it, it isn't difficult, but it can be a bit tough to visualize. If you want to try this stitch, I recommend heading to Crochet Pattern Central to their stitch dictionary and take a look at the stitch there. Their site is listed in 'Links I Love.'

The nightgown on the right is done with a chain and picot stitch. Easy stitches, and gives a nice, lacy effect. Both of these nightgowns were stitched with Aunt Lydia's Bamboo Crochet Thread. It was the first time I had used this thread, and it is lovely. It has a matte finish and a wonderful drape.

The patterns for the nightgowns can be found here:

http://sites.google.com/site/designbybethann/home/links/FSEdwardianNightgowns.pdf?attredirects=0

Or on the left hand side of the blog page under Free Spirit Patterns.


Now we can snuggle in to bed in our cozy nightgowns :-) Enjoy the stitching!

2 comments:

  1. OK, so you got your own three ring binder today. I'm wondering what makes her trousseau complete? And I bought new yarn today for another doll. Sigh...

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  2. Well, I think every girl needs a nice nightgown, and underwear, and several dresses, plus shoes and socks. Of course, there are all kinds of dresses to make :-)

    Enjoy the crochet, Kate!

    Beth

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