The Party Dress Book

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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

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 Stewart Adams combines a degree in English Literature with more than twenty years of researching star wisdom to write, teach, and lecture about the night sky. In the early 1990s, and after a decade of independent research, Mary s encounter with astrosopher Hazel Straker led her to an awakened understanding of the relationship between Anthroposophy, the star wisdom called "astrosophy, " and the archetypal stories of humanity, written both in the greatest literature of the ages and in the script of the starry cosmos overhead. Mary teaches at her local community college in Northern Michigan and through the teacher training program in southeast Michigan. She has written locally, nationally and internationally. For more information on related products and programs, visit

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.