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Our Review

Every girl needs a good party dress and with Simon Henry's The Party Dress, you'll learn how to make the perfect one for you.

The book covers creating a pattern which will flatter your body shape, choosing the ideal fabric and all the sewing techniques needed to construct your dress. Choose from a range of styles, including vintage, a princess inspired Belle gown, a red carpet worthy Elegance dress and the chic Midnight ensemble, which is reminiscent of something Audrey Hepburn would wear.

There's a perfect dress for every occasion, so discover the priceless skills needed to sew your own couture dresses and you'll always be the belle of the ball.

Check out a sample from the book, Embellishing The Dress. You can pick up a copy of the book from GMC Publications now.

Publisher's Description

A time comes when every girl needs the perfect party dress. And the best way to get one that makes you look a million—without actually costing a bundle—is to make it! Dressmaker Simon Henry lays out his tried-and-trusted method here, gently guiding even novice stitchers through constructing a body block, fitting a personal pattern, finding and tailoring a style to suit their body shape, and choosing the right fabric. In addition to sewing tips and techniques, there are step-by-step instructions for creating four fabulous dresses.