by Dolin Bliss O'Shea
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?