The Party Dress Book


The Party Dress Book
by Mary Adams
Watson Guptill/Random House
Nov 2010
ISBN: 978-0-8230-3330-0

My Review:

From the Publisher:
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.”

Inside the Book (some of my favorites):



*Thank you Carly for the opportunity to review*

Mary Adams the Dress
Mary Adams the Dress - Blog


Unknown said...

So fun! I need more parties to wear dresses to!

gautami tripathy said...

I need this too!

Here is my Book Review Wednesday post!

Julie said...

I saw this cover earlier today on another blog and said, "Oh, my gosh! How flippin' cute is THAT?!?" .. I think it must go on my to-buy list for my Not-So-Bebe-Girl Autumn who has switched her career aspirations from fashion designer to "I'm going to be an Asian studies major, but I still want to design and wear my own clothes"
Thanks for the review!

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

Elizabeth said...

Visiting from Cym Lowell's Book Party, which I missed this week, but am checking out the posts today. :)

Nice the header.


Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

This book looks great! thanks for the review, i hadn't seen it before :)