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CityCrafters, sink your teeth into one of the hottest trends across fashion, interior design, (and now sewing thanks to the trend spotters at CityCraft, natch) right now: HOUNDSTOOTH. You name a major fashion house - Balenciaga, Salvatore Ferragamo - or accessories powerhouse like Kate Spade and houndstooth is everywhere.

Balenciaga kicks off houndstooth for spring with amazing leather patchwork coats and handbags, but the real standout season for houndstooth will be Fall 2011 (get sewing, ladies) where houndstooth takes center stage on coats, skirts, dresses and even Swiss Army knives. Yep, Victorinox even gets in on the action with the recent release of a houndstooth Swiss Army knife. Seriously? Seriously!

Be sure to stop by CityCraft and scoop up some of our new houndstooth arrivals which include a batch of the new Free Spirit Designer Houndstooth line featuring a wide array of tone-on-tone colors, perfect for blenders, trims, accents and stash-building. (More colors are on their way; this is the first shipment.)

Plus, we were so excited to see that Michael Miller is still printing the awesome, bigger houndstooth print that was featured in Paula Prass's Summer Soiree collection.

We snagged the black & white and still have stock of the hot pink houndstooth print - so you can copy this killer look seen in House Beautiful featuring houndstooth covered benches:

Our houndstooth collection is rounded out with an amazing black and white laminated cotton houndstooth by Vicki Payne for Free Spirit! Can you imagine an Amy Butler rain jacket out of this? I'm dying to sew up the rain jacket with a shocking hot pink lining. Can you imagine? Super hot.


Get inspired with more of our houndstooth fashion roundup:

And does it get any better than this stylish, houndstooth quilt pattern?