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The Party Dress Book: How to Sew the Best Dress in the Roomby Mary Adams
Mary Adams is my new goddess. The Party Dress Book is the most knock-out book on pretty dresses that I've seen in awhile, and certainly the best guide on how to sew them. While this isn't for the beginner, Adams shows, step by step, how to sew the basics of these beautiful dresses so that you can recreate her style after your own fashion. If you like flirty and fun dresses, this book will make you very happy.
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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.”
Get an inside look at the inspiration, work, and techniques of the creative dressmaking of celebrated New York designer Adams. In this book, readers will learn the secrets to designing Adams's trademark wearable decadence and how to sew their own delicious creations.
Every vintage-obsessed sewist dreams of having a closet full of gorgeous dresses. The follow-up to the popular Gertieandrsquo;s New Book for Better Sewing and Gertie Sews Vintage Casual, Gertieandrsquo;s Ultimate Dress Book is packed with all the information and patterns you could ever need to create a wardrobe filled with stunning vintage frocks. The book begins with all the essential techniques for dressmaking and includes instructions and patterns for 23 dresses for a variety of occasions. Elements of each pattern can be mixed and matched, allowing readers to customize the bodice, skirt, sleeves, pockets, and details of each dress for a truly unique creation.
New copies include a full-size pattern in sizes 4-14.
About the Author
Mary Adams, owner of Mary Adams The Dress, designs and creates party and wedding dresses. Her creations have been featured on Good Morning America and in New York magazine, the Village Voice, and other publications. She studied art at the University of Oregon, from which she received a BFA in printmaking. An early pioneer of the fashion movement on the Lower East Side, Mary opened her studio in 1984 on Ludlow Street and relocated to Murray Hill in the spring of 2008. This is her first book.
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