It features ten patterns for ten classic Hollywood dresses which is such a fabulous idea and a wonderful way to incorporate some silver screen glamour into your frock collection.
The book is beautifully put together almost like a ring binder and as well as having a pocket in the front with all the patterns in, it also have some great chapters at the beginning which very clearly guide the reader into what equipment you will need, the basics of laying out and pattern cutting, lining, adding darts, everything you need to know to help you tackle some of the very lovely outfits featured.
|Marilyn Monroe's white halter neck dress from The seven year itch|
Each dress has its own chapter showing shots of the original dress, notes about the film it was featured in as well as the original designer before showing you how to create your own homage.
|I carried a watermelon-baby's dress from Dirty Dancing|
|Faye Dunaways dress from The Thomas Crown affair|
Julie Roberts brown polka dot tea dress from Pretty Woman, Audrey Hepburns Breakfast at Tiffany's LBD and the classic Jennifer (no one leaves baby in the corner) Grey ensemble from Dirty dancing would make great additions to any vintage loving gals wardrobe.
|Holly Golightlys famous LBD|
Sew Iconic is published by Bloomsbury and available to buy here
Photos by Quintet Publishing 2012
I have one copy of this beautiful book to giveaway.
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