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“Sew Iconic” Captures Hollywood Glamour

June 28, 2012

Sew IconicFor anyone in need of a little more glamour, here is the answer to achieving your Hollywood dreams. Whether you’re seeking an A-list evening gown, a showstopping party frock, or a day dress to turn heads, Sew Iconic is the ultimate guide to recreating the most stylish outfits ever to grace the silver screen. The book comes complete with easy-to-follow steps and clear instructions to help demystify dressmaking for even the novice seamstress, ten full-size dress patterns ready to trace, and full techniques section and glossary for easy reference.

Need a glimpse inside the projects of the book, visit the book’s tumblr page for overview of two of the projects, complete with video.

Sew Iconic has already received rave reviews from novice and expert sewers from all over. Below is a sample of the reviews:

We Sew Retro

“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.”

Simple Simon & Company

“The premise is so creative and it turned out to be such a fun little project. And you all know by now that we both love a good theme, so we were totally on board with recreating a classic movie dress.”

The Foxling

“I really like how straight-forward the instructions are. A lot of books gloss over steps and make things very confusing. The author has obviously worked very hard on the text in making it inclusive for people of all skill levels.”

Cut Out + Keep

“Sew Iconic will teach you how to sew your favourite dresses from Hollywood films, including Audrey Hepburn’s little black dress from Breakfast At Tiffany’s, Julia Robert’s dress she wore to the races in Pretty Woman and Kate Winslet’s gorgeous cocktail dress she worn in Titanic.”

Reading All Year Long

“All in all I think this is a great book.  I’m not sure I see myself in these dresses but I like the instruction given and would definitely add this to my craft shelf as a reference guide.”

Stitch – Read – Cook

“Will I recommend this book?  For anyone who sews, this is definitely something you should check out.  Especially if you love some of the dresses I mentioned earlier!  Will I read more by this author?  Yes, especially if it’s as easy to follow as this book was!”

Craft Gossip

“I chose the brown and white polka dot dress that Julia Roberts wore in Pretty Woman.  I have always loved the easy elegance of this dress!  I was so excited to get to sew up my version of it!”

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