Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Style For You from Leisure Arts

Hello crafters! I think I might be ready to take the plunge into wardrobe pieces. By that I mean more fitted, customizable things like sweaters, jackets and shirts. I have been admiring the work of friends but up to now I have focused on one size pieces, mostly because I lacked confidence in my skills. However, now I am ready. That means it is time to go pattern shopping! 

I love pattern shopping and my favorite place to do it is Leisure Arts. They seriously have a book or pattern for my every design need, even beyond crochet. They are a craft pattern super store! This time I settled on Style For You! There are eight patterns in here that range from patterns for beginners to more challenging ones for when I cut my clothing making teeth.  

One thing I really love about these patterns is they have sizes that go all the way to 3X! Plus size crochet patterns are hard to come by and I don’t fit a size large, personally. As with all of the Leisure Arts books the instructions are well written and easy to follow, with pictures and extra instructions when needed. 

For my first project I am starting the Weekend Tunic, not only does it look adorable but it also looks comfy and it is marked easy as not to intimidate me. Have you ever made clothing before? Crochet, knitted, or sewn tell me about it! Just as a side note, I have tried sewing but it really didn't go well and my poor sewing machine collects more dust than my treadmill!
No matter what type of craft or pattern you are looking for, take some time to browse Leisure Arts' great selection and make sure you also connect with Leisure Arts on Facebook and Twitter so that you never miss a special or new pattern! Also, if you sign up for their knitting or crochet newsletters, you get a free pattern on Fridays!

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  1. You can do it!! My Mother made me a sweater and a jacket ..

  2. I t would be really nice to make sweaters knitted or crocheted. I think they look so pretty and are really warm. I bet you could make a lot of different styles and have a couple of nice ones for Winter.

  3. I'm loving the weekend tunic mainly because it looks really comfortable.

  4. I like the weekend tunic as well. It looks great and seems comfy!

  5. Those sweaters look really nice and comfy!