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Saturday, 16 February 2013
Wedding Dresses to Crochet
In the collection of knitted and crocheted items at Lee Mills, there are three or four wedding dresses. One of the Huddersfield students who has been working with us is doing a project on the wedding dresses, and I have been looking out for patterns for her in the publications collection. I have found only two pattern leaflets for wedding dresses so far. Perhaps that's not too surprising - if you were going to the effort of making a wedding dress, you would surely want it to be unique, rather than choosing a mass-produced pattern.
The Emu pattern dates from the early 1970s, I think. The Patons pattern is dated 1981, and was issued just before the wedding of Charles and Diana. (Hopefully, if anyone made a wedding dress from the pattern, their marriage turned out better than that one.)