So, another thing that I tried out in January was learning a new stitch, and using it on a boob-tube style slip that I purchased that just wouldn’t stay up (but that’s why it’s called a slip, right? Hur hur).
First things, the new stitch:
The stitch is commonly known as broomstick lace crochet, and there is a really good tutorial for it when you follow this link.
I didn’t have a big knitting needle, but I did have a recorder. So…
I used chain stitch around the top of the slip. This was a platform to build my broomstick lace stitches on to.
Then I completed the actual stitches:
Finishing off the lace around the top of the garment, I then created two long chains for the straps and cast on the recorder part to complete some lace that would be attached and used as straps.
After finishing the two long strands of broomstick lace crochet, it was a simple matter of hand sewing the other end of the lace down in the right position to create the strap.
I was very fortunate to find a wool in such a similar colour.
No final-product picture? you need to put it on and model it!
Slips live under dresses for a reason! (Sheerness)