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Unlease the crochet fashionista with this fanstastic collection of stylish and sexy patterns. The simple techniques shown in this guide together with the flirty, sassy designs will have even beginners crocheting in no time. Projects are divided into two collections, with "Out and About" featuring casual daytime fashions to layer over T-shirts or wear with jeans, a look that migrates from a downtown coffeehouse to the beach with ease. From the webbed halter dress and hooded poncho to the remix T-shirt with crocheted sleeves, all these pieces radiate an irresistible bohemian charm. The evening collection, "Paint the Town," emphasizes unusual detailing, open-weave crochet, and playful colors in designs for a feather choker and matching cocktail bag, a gothic shawl, a glamorous full-length peek-a-boo dress, a slinky tailored shrug, and a corset with satin ribbon ties.
About the Authors
Erika Simmons and Monika Simmons are partners in Double Stitch, a retail line of clothing and accessories. They were recently awarded the Style Makers and Rule Breakers award by Fashion Group International, and their work has been featured in Chicago Magazine, The New York Times, and Women's Wear Daily. Their collection also has just been selected by Macy's on State Street in Chicago for inclusion in the new Chicago Indie Designer Shop. They both live in Chicago.