Recently I published images taken during a walk down Duval Street in Key West, Florida. One of the images was of the crocheted top above and I commented it wouldn't work for a trip to the grocery back home.
Debbie of Happy Days made a comment that it is a "tricky" outfit and I totally agree that is a perfect description! I like that. It sure is "tricky."
River Glorious mentioned a little more conservative version would look all right over a blouse for her daughter. She said if she could see more detail, perhaps she could crochet something similar. Yes, over a blouse or knit top it would be really cool and not at all "tricky." In fact, over a fancy slim knit black dress it could look quite formal.
So, this week while in Key West I walked over to Energy again and took another couple of pictures of the top for River and anyone else interested to see more detail:
I hope this detail is helpful, River.
The top appears to be made of cotton with beads crocheted into the design while the top was being made. There was no price tag and no one around to make a sale. Perhaps that is why I have seen this outfit in this doorway for years.
There are plenty of other outfits available for sale at Energy. It's so pure Key West and pretty normal for what you see on the streets here. In fact, most of these clothes are more conservative than much of what is seen in Key West.
I still didn't see anything that struck me as a good buy for myself, but enjoyed going back for more pictures. It's a fun little shop.
River, if you develop a crochet pattern from these images, I would love to see it!