More than one of us has completely missed important plot points in a film because we’ve been ogling at a dress, I guarantee it. Fashion and film were made for each other.
Sew Iconic, a new book from Thunder Bay Press, marries a love of film with a love of sewing to bring ten iconic dresses from the silver screen within the reach of seamstresses like you and I.
My favorites are Keira Knightley’s 1930s dress from Atonement, Rita Hayworth’s black sheath and Grace Kelly’s blue chiffon gown from To Catch a Thief, but with ten dresses to choose from there’s sure to be something for everyone.
- Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman
- Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s
- Jennifer Grey in Dirty Dancing
- Marilyn Monroe in The Seven Year Itch
- Keira Knightley in Atonement
- Catherine Zeta Jones in Chicago
- Grace Kelly in To Catch a Thief
- Rita Hayworth in Gilda
- Faye Dunaway in The Thomas Crown Affair
- Kate Winslet in Titanic
This spiral-bound (thank you!) handbook includes a full size pattern for each dress and masses of photos, information and tips. In fact, what I like best about Sew Iconic is the sheer volume of background info that accompanies each dress.
Not just a set of instructions for sewing, this book fills you in on the movie, the actress, the designer and, most importantly, how to style the dress to turn heads.
To win your very own copy of Sew Iconic, leave a comment below – which dress would you sew up first and why?
The winner will be chosen on Wednesday, July 4th. As always on WeSewRetro, this giveaway is open to entrants worldwide.