Famous Frocks: DIY Iconic Dresses

For the sewing [and vintage] inclined, a new soon-to-be-released book provides the patterns and instructions for 20 iconic dresses from throughout the 20th century.  Famous Frocks, by Sara Alm & Hannah McDevitt, promises detailed instructions with original photographs, precise patterns and exacting advice for those looking to re-create Audrey Hepburn’s Givenchy dress from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Marilyn’s borderline-kitsch white pleated halter dress, a Twiggy shift and more from the professional wardrobes of Bette Davis, Madonna, Diana Ross, and Farah Fawcett, among others.

Available for pre-order now on most internet sites.  Below, a smattering of dresses included amongst the pages.

Audrey Hepburn in Givenchy for Breakfast at Tiffany’s, 1961

Marilyn Monroe in The Seven Year Itch, 1955

The Mod Queen, Twiggy, circa late 60s

Madonna in Like a Prayer circa 1989

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