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Famous Frocks: The Little Black Dress

Patterns to Make 20 Garments Inspired by Fashion Icons

By Dolin Bliss O’Shea

8 x 11 in; 176 pp;
Hardcover
August 2014
ISBN 9781452123653

SKU# 9781452123653

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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.
Famous Frocks: The Little Black Dress


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Famous Frocks: The Little Black Dress

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-color shots of the finished pieces, this book has everything fashionistas need to bring timeless style right into their closets.

 

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8 x 11 in; 176 pp;
Hardcover
August 2014
ISBN 9781452123653
Dolin Bliss O’Shea develops patterns for her company, Lulu Bliss Patterns. She lives in San Jose, California.

Additional notes for Joan Crawford Dress:
On the Joan Crawford pattern sheet, Back Facing (G) says to "cut 1 interfacing" but should actually be "cut 2 interfacing." Download the corrected pattern sheet here.

Additional notes for Grace Kelly Dress:
On the Grace Kelly pattern sheet, Front Yoke (G) has an incorrect grain line. Download the corrected pattern sheet here.

Additional notes for Mary Quant Dress:
Layout diagrams on pages 112 and 113 are missing a second Cuff (G) piece in the diagrams. See the corrected diagram below.

On the Mary Quant pattern sheet, Cuff (G) says to "cut 4 contrast fabric" but should actually be "cut 4 main fabric."

Mary Quant Dress
(Click to download a PDF of this diagram.)

Additional notes for Anjelica Huston Dress:
On the Anjelica Huston pattern sheet, Front (A1 and A2) was incorrectly scaled. Download the corrected pattern sheet here.

Additional notes for Princess Diana Dress:
On the Princess Diana pattern sheet, Front (A1 and A2), Back (B1 and B2), and Side Back (D1 and D2) were incorrectly scaled. Download the corrected pattern sheet here.

Additional notes for Kate Moss Dress:
On the Kate Moss pattern sheet, Front (A1 and A2) was incorrectly scaled. Download the corrected pattern sheet here.

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