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Famous Frocks

The Little Black Dress: Patterns for 20 Garments Inspired by Fashion Icons

Dolin Bliss O'Shea, Daniel Castro (Photographs by)


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

Chronicle Books, 9781452123653, 176pp.

Publication Date: August 12, 2014

About the Author

Dolin Bliss O'Shea develops patterns for her company, Lulu Bliss Patterns. She lives in San Jose, California.