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Jul 17, 2013

Curvy Girl Crochet, A Review

Mary Beth Temple has brought together twenty five awesome patterns in her book Curvy Girl Crochet.  There are sweaters, tunics, shawls, bags, scarves, and lots of fun projects!  I can't wait to get started on the Orange Marmalade and maybe one or two more, but I must finish some WIPs first.

I loved the pictures of the sweaters as they were all of models who have larger bodies than most models we see in magazines.  I still remember a talk I listened to where the speaker showed the subtle changes to Betty Boop's shape over time to coincide with what society thought was pretty and in vogue.  I was enraged by the messages we are given without even realizing we have been told anything.  It is refreshing to see models that reflect my reality. 

I also liked the colors used.  The projects weren't all in one color palette, nor were they monotonous.  I liked the variety because it let you think about the projects as fitting into more than just the colors presented in the book.  If you are into neutrals or brights or blues, inspiration was available to get your creative juices going.

I gave this book 5/5 stars because I really liked the use of regular sized models and the colors used.

I received my copy through the NetGalley review program in exchange for my honest review.