I love crocheting! I really enjoy looking at crochet items, but only 10% of what I see I would wear myself. I mean kids' or home decorating items always looks great, cute, funny. I'm talking women's clothes. And even nowadays when it's super trendy and every designer includs crochet outfits in his runway shows, I'm still really cautious making crochet clothes for myself and wearing it. Crochet patterns and texture is so reach and busy by itself that usually it requires all other items of your outfit to follow it, so you build your look around them, adjusting your style to peasant/country, hippy or "artistic freak". I still do not know how to describe my own style, but it's non of mentioned above.
Usually I overdress, so I want my crochet pieces not to dress me down. I think I found the way to combine my hobby with my overdressing habits. Of course I'm talking well made pieces, and my regular clothes requirement as color, material and fit are applied to my crochet clothes as well.
|Actually it's my third item with this pattern. I used it for my grey cardigan and mini black skirt last year.|
1) One item at a time!
I think biggest mistake that crocheting ladies do - make sets of items that not supposed to come as a set! If they make themselves a top, then with left overs of thread they will add a purse, jewelry and something else. Everything with the same color, everything is a perfect match, but looks like a museum item! Everything looks great by itself, but not together!
2) Crochet item is a main accent of your look.
Do not add anything else! Two accents in one outfit will start fight which one gets more attention. So you get attention not because you are wearing something unique, but because you look ridiculous ...
3) Only functional items
Everything looks cute in crochet magazine, but once you see a person wearing some crochet bracelets on her fit, or around her hands that keeps on falling of, so she needs to adjust them every couple minutes. In this case I keep on wondering what all those items for? They do bot keep you warm... They do not accent you slim wrist of waist... You would feel ten times more comfortable replacing it with regular belt or jewelry... So why you are wearing it? Just to show that you or your grandma learned to crochet?
Well, maybe somebody will not agree with me. Maybe somebody will say that I broke my own rules and wasted my time on this skirt? Maybe this time my fashion taste failed? It's a wild color combo that (I must admit) does not go great with my natural hair-skin tone. But I wanted to try it and I did.
Will appreciate your opinion. Thank you!
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