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Famous Frocks

Famous Frocks

Patterns and Instructions for Fabulous Iconic Dresses—10 Patterns for 20 Dresses in All!

By Sara Alm and Hannah McDevitt Illustrated by Kerrie Hess


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Audrey Hepburn, Jackie O., Marilyn Monroe. . . these women wore stylish dresses that still make us swoon today. Famous Frocks provides everything needed to recreate these iconic looks by hand—including Audrey’s little black dress, Marilyn’s poster-classic white halter, Madonna’s sexy “Like a Virgin” number, and more. Vintage photos of the original look alongside beautiful color illustrations of the finished projects offer inspiration, while how-to illustrations break down each step so sewers of all skill levels can follow along. Packaged in an attractive lay-flat hardcover and featuring full-sized patterns for 10
classic dresses updated to be stylish for today (plus 10 variants for a full 20 new looks), this entirely original sewing book is a treat for lovers of vintage style.

More Details

Size: 8 x 11 in;
Pages: 156 pp;
Format: Hardcover
Publication: September 2011
ISBN: 9780811877916
ISBN10: 811877914
Sara Alm is a patternmaker and teacher at Apparel Arts in San Francisco, where she lives with her family. Hannah McDevitt has been affiliated with Stitch Lounge and Craft Haven Collective. She lives in Portland, Oregon. Kerrie Hess is a leading fashion illustrator who has illustrated for Neiman Marcus, Vogue, and Chanel.