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

Author(s): Dolin Bliss O'Shea


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


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Dolin Bliss O'Shea spent 15 years in the garment industry as a pattern maker and designer. She now develops patterns for her company, Lulu Bliss Patterns and works as a technical craft book editor.

General Fields

  • : 9781452123653
  • : Chronicle Books
  • : Chronicle Books
  • : 1.134
  • : August 2014
  • : 279mm X 203mm
  • : United States
  • : October 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Dolin Bliss O'Shea
  • : Hardback
  • : 1014
  • : 746.92
  • : 176
  • : 150 b&w technical illos, 10 vintage B&W photos, 30 full-colour photos