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Replacing Vintage Crochet on Costume

I am a collector of vintage movie costumes. I have a costume which needs most of its vintage crochet replaced. Any suggestions?

By Paul from UK

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October 26, 20130 found this helpful

If you crochet you can look for the pattern online using the term vintage crochet pattern for (insert type of garment here). Most vintage crochet patterns (especially the garment trim patterns) are no longer under copyrights so free patterns abound.

If you don't crochet you can try finding a local thread-yarn artist who does and get him/her to do the repair work.

You're looking for someone with knowledge of both crochet and vintage textiles, use the search term (insert name of your locale) vintage crochet garment trim restoration or similar phrasing.

The work may be ouchie-pricey as people are waking up to the value of this very hard work, and charging accordingly. But it's worth it to have a qualified restorer do the work. Be sure to get the details in writing, including any disclaimers to protect both you and the artist.

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October 28, 20130 found this helpful

A: Learn to crochet. The vintage patterns are out there. Try the library for books full of them.

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B: Shop the thrift stores for crochet pieces. C: Publish photos of your old laces and ask for the kindness of strangers to crochet new ones for you.

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