Curvy Girl Crochet: 25 Patterns that Fit and Flatter by Mary Beth Temple came across my desk quite a while ago, and I feel very remiss that I did not get to review it here earlier. Mary Beth, besides a designer, is a great crochet teacher. I love books from teachers since they approach material differently and actually think about how a crocheter will make the pieces. Now, from a curvy girl perspective myself I really appreciate her collection that all will work well on my body. The very first rule I tell all my students is you need to know what flatters your shape. Once you know that you have just cut your work in half. You will know after you put in all that work if a new sweater will fit or hang strangely on you. And who has time for the latter? I don't. I know that when I design garments, I rarely get a chance to design for girls like me. Mostly I only get the opportunity for proportional measurements, meaning I rarely get to design for me. Having an entire book that would flatter is a nice addition to the library.
|Skirt the Issue, Andee Graves
|The Essential Pullover, Mary Beth Temple
|Orange Marmalade, Marly Bird