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Famous Frocks: the Little Black Dress : Patterns for 20 Garments Inspired by Fashion Icons

Famous Frocks: the Little Black Dress : Patterns for 20 Garments Inspired by Fashion Icons (Hardback)

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Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly...Each of these women had an influential take on the most classic wardrobe staple of all: the Little Black Dress. In this chic sewing book, patternmaker Dolin Bliss O'Shea pulls inspiration from famous LBDs throughout history, including Mary Quant's mod mini, a classic wrap dress worn by Liza Minelli, Princess Diana's smart A-line and more, and offers patterns for reinterpreted versions that are perfectly stylish. Including 10 full dress patterns with sewing variations to make 20 garments in all, a primer on sewing techniques, vintage photographs of style icons and full-colour shots of the finished pieces, this book has everything fashionistas need to bring timeless style right into their closets.

Dolin Bliss O'Shea spent 15 years in the garment industry as a pattern maker and designer. She now develops patterns for her company, Lulu Bliss Patterns and works as a technical craft book editor.

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This is a lovely book with beautiful pattern ideas for very elegant dresses. I have not made one yet so can't comment on the sizing but I have traced a pattern and they are full sized and easy to cut out. There are some nice instructions in the introduction detailing dressmaking techniques. I am looking forward to my first dress!

- 02/06/2015
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