The Party Dress Book: How to Sew the Best Dress in the Room

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The best dress. In any room. On any occasion. That’s a promise.

The Party Dress Book

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With an introduction by Amy Sedaris.

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.”

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Author Mary Adams
Publisher Watson-Guptill Publications
Page Count 160pp
Publication Size 8.25 x 10.5
Publication Notes hardcover, full color, spiral bound
Publication Date November 9, 2010
ISBN 978-0-8230-3330-0

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