Well I have some exciting news!!!
Lion Brand has decided to get curvy! That’s right. Lion Brand is creating a collection of patterns specifically designed with curvy ladies in mind. I’ve had the opportunity to be part of the design process, from the beginning planning stages, all the way to modeling the end garment. I used to hate my curves but as I’ve matured, and might I add, become much wiser, I’ve learned there’s nothing to hate just more to love!
I sat down with Susan Haviland, Design Editor, who asked me some great questions to help her develop the perfect garment. What do I look for when I shop? What does my mom (who’s also a curvy lady) look for? I always wear flowing tops and garments that hide what needs to be hidden and accentuate all the right parts! Susan borrowed a lot of my tops for inspiration. I was flattered that she liked my taste in clothes so much! She took my measurements and I really felt like Cinderella — all we were missing were some squirrels, birds and mice helping Susan and then it would have been perfect. Based on many of the tops I left Susan, she came up with some really awesome knit and crochet garments.
Perfect fit for Cinderella… That’s me
I can’t get over how perfect the garments fit! They covered my tush perfectly. They fit my arms just right, and the colors of course were PERFECT! I wish all of my clothing was made to fit my shape. This collection will inspire you to craft for your curvy shape. Don’t deny your curves hand knit or crocheted sweaters or cardigans, because we all need to be crafty. . . and fabulous too!
More pictures and posts coming soon! Can’t wait to share!
It’s almost the end of the school year for thousands of students across the country, and with the end of the school year comes prom! Many juniors and seniors in high school will be getting dressed up and made up for this amazing night of fun and dancing with friends. To celebrate this joyous occasion, we’ve rounded up a few patterns to add a touch of handmade to you or your date’s outfit for prom. Check out the selections below!
|Crochet Summer Sonata Shawl
This delicate shawl would be a beautiful cover up for a simple sleeveless dress. Check out the colors in Vanna’s Glamour to see what you like best.
These flowers in Bonbons would make a great corsage or hair pin. They’re also pretty easy to crochet, check out a video tutorial here!
|Crochet Evening Glitter Clutch
A crochet clutch would go perfectly with almost any prom outfit! Not a fan of the red? Check out the many colors available in Vanna’s Glamour.
|Knit Bow Tie
Knit bow ties are fun and the perfect way to add a handmade element to a prom outfit. Find the cummerband pattern here.
Knit a matching boutonniere for your date, and make multiples of the flower for your own corsage in Bonbons.
Knit ties seem to be quite popular among men these days, why not knit a tie for your prom date to match your dress?
| Crochet Tied Shawlette
This shawlette would certainly keep you warm and look adorable with a sweetheart strapless dress. Crocheted in Pound of Love
| Purple Passion Crochet Wrap
This light and airy wrap is a showstopping piece, best paired with a simple dress. Crocheted in LB Collection Silk Mohair.
| Crochet Moon Water Clutch
A simple clutch made in Vanna’s Sequins that has consistent little pops of sparkles.
It’s National Puppy Day – the perfect opportunity to celebrate our furry friends! So go on, take the pooch out for a longer walk, give them an extra treat or two, and while you’re at it, knit or crochet them a new sweater to show off at the dog run.
|Crochet Striped Dog Sweater in Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®||Knit Cabled Dog Cardigan in Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®||Crochet Poet Dog Sweater in Homespun®||Knit The Dragon Slayer Dog Sweater in Vanna’s Choice®|
|Knit Sports Nut Dog Sweater in Hometown USA®||Crochet Romantic Dog Sweater in Vanna’s Choice®||Knit Proud Puppy Dog Sweater in Amazing®||Crochet The Lady Who Lunches Dog Sweater
in Bonbons and Vanna’s Choice®
Have you knit or crochet anything for your best furry friend lately? Share with us below!
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Below is a look book of garments presented at the show – click the image to link to the free pattern. The majority of the patterns and yarns featured in the collection are available at lionbrand.com right now. Can’t find a garment you like in the look book? Check back by mid-March!