Monday, February 16, 2015

Book Review: Famous Frocks The Little Black Dress

by Dolin Bliss O'Shea
Picture of Famous Frocks: The Little Black Dress: Patterns for 20 Garments Inspired by Fashion Icons
Partial Synopsis from Dubray Books:  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.
My Thoughts:  I love this book!  Not only are there patterns for the ten dresses, you also get lots of tips and ideas about how to mix and match the bodices with the skirts.  AND the dress patterns can easily be modified to just make a top or just make a skirt!  I know, right?  You might remember one of my Twenty Wishes is to sew at least one version of all ten dresses.  After all those SEW OUR STASH posts last year, I really think I can do it!  Yes, I've already begun and can't wait to show the results!
What are your favorite craft or sewing books?
;-)  -Marci


  1. How fun! Can't wait to see which ones you make!

  2. I have never been much for sewing books, but this looks like one I might like. And bonus, dress patterns, how cool.

  3. I need to remember this book for my sister. She would love this.

  4. So cool! Looking forward to seeing what you make. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty !

  5. It sounds interesting. I've never made a piece of clothe, but lately I've been interested in doing it :) #homemattersparty

  6. Interesting... Can't wait to see the dresses! Thanks for linking up to Awesome Life Friday!


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