The Party Dress Book

How to Sew the Best Dress in the Room [With Pattern(s)]

By Mary Adams; Amy Sedaris (Foreword by)
(Watson-Guptill Publications, Spiral, 9780823033300, 159pp.)

Publication Date: November 9, 2010

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Description
The best dress. In any room. On any occasion. That's a promise.
Attention fashionistas, glamourattis, and twirling enthusiasts everywhere: "The Party Dress Book" is the book you've been waiting for. Get an inside look at the inspiration, work, and techniques of creative dressmaking of celebrated New York designer Mary Adams. A unique combination of striking and wearable, Mary's gorgeous dresses are a glam departure from the norm. In this book, you'll learn the secrets to designing her trademark wearable decadence and how to sew your own delicious creations.
Start with Mary's influences, process as a creative dressmaker, and essential techniques, and then move into step-by-step instruction on how to produce a scene-stealer of your own. With Mary's straightforward, self-taught techniques, classic and customizable pattern, and inspired whimsy, making jaw-dropping dresses is simple and fun. The real work will be feigning modesty when you say, "Oh, this dress? I made it myself.



About the Author
Mary Adams is an accomplished, compassionate author with three books currently in print. Mary and her husband work with a street ministry in the San Bernandino Hills and run an animal sanctuary in California. She treasures her six children and eighteen grandchildren. Mary writes to give hope and encouragement to others: "With God all things are possible."

AMY SEDARIS, Paul Dinello, and Stephen Colbert met at Chicago's Second City and have been collaborators ever since. They have developed two separate series for Comedy Central: "Exit 57" and "Strangers with Candy". In addition to TV work, Dinello and Colbert are successful screenwriters.
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