>Part 5b:1940s baby slip lavendar crochet details

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slip

Here is the baby slip I made to reproduce the one in Part 5.  Now when I say reproduce I am not making an exact copy of the original the pattern I am trying to keep the same size and all that.  even though I hated that the original had snaps I used them to try and keep that the same if I make it again in the future it will have mother of pearl buttons at the shoulders.  But the embellishments as you have seen I am taking a little liberty with since I get to keep them.  This one originally had just sc around the neck area in all white and a pink 3 round crochet trim at the hem.  The white part was so it would not show through the dress above it (my assumption on that one other wise I have no reason to explain that).

neckline

I wanted one color and not two colors.  I sort of failed there.  As I was using antique size 50 crochet thread with a handmade size 16 steel thread crochet hook with what I thought was pink but as I worked through the ball I figured out that the outside of the ball was sun faded from time.  So it went darker to a medium lavender color.  Not what I originally wanted but am fine with.  So if you look close you can see a little pink at the hem and none at the neck as I did the hem first and all the pink was used up in that area.   I don’t usually mind things like this I figure it just gives character to the piece.  the first picture in this post is true to color the hem color detail is way off in the last photo  the colors are not that extreme or I would have torn it out.

hem 
I wanted the neck area to have picots every four sc.  The other difference is that the original also had a crochet edging at the hem that was.

original pattern

special stitches

shell
3 dc, ch 5, form sc in third ch from hook, chain two, 3 dc in same space

round 1: sc
round 2: *dc, ch 2,* repeat with 1 sc skipped on the first round do this all the way around making sure to end with an even number of spaces
round 3: *shell in ch in space, ch 5 sc in 3rd ch from hook chain 2* repeat
around

My version of pattern

special stitches
shell
3 dc, ch 3 form sc in third ch, 3 dc in same space

round 1: sc
round 2: *dc, ch 2,* repeat with 2 sc skipped on the first round do this all the way around making sure to end with an even number of spaces

round 3: shell in ch in space, *ch 3, sc in 3rd ch from hook , skip space make shell in next space* repeat all the way around cut and finish thread

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