Comment to Win: 'Famous Frocks' Book!

Posted by on Jul 30, 2012

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Update: Congratulations to commenter #4, Calamity Jen!

Today we're excited to be giving away a copy of "Famous Frocks: Patterns and Instructions for Fabulous Iconic Dresses" by Sara Alm and Hannah McDevitt and illustrated by Kerrie Hess. "Famous Frocks" provides everything needed to recreate iconic looks by hand — including Audrey’s little black dress, Marilyn’s poster-classic white halter, Madonna’s sexy “Like a Virgin” number, and more. Vintage photos of the original look alongside beautiful color illustrations of the finished projects offer inspiration, while how-to illustrations break down each step so sewers of all skill levels can follow along. Packaged in an attractive lay-flat hardcover and featuring full-sized patterns for 10 classic dresses updated to be stylish for today (plus 10 variants for a full 20 new looks), this entirely original sewing book is a treat for lovers of vintage style.

Have you ever wished for the cool sophistication of Bette Davis? To wow a crowd like Diana Ross? Or maybe the old-school glamour of Rita Hayworth? This could be your chance to try on the style of your favorite fashion icon!

Comment to Win!

To enter this giveaway courtesy of Chronicle Books, just leave a comment on this post by Monday, August 6 at 11:59pm EST. We'd love for you tell us which fashion icon would inspire your dream wardrobe.

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  • by etcetorize
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    This is such a great book. My style icons are from the 70's. I love the styles of Farrah Fawcett and Diana Ross~

  • by themoth
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    Oh dear, this books looks like a dream to me:I do LOVE its concept! Fashion from the late 1930s to the early 60s is a great source of inspiration to me, I'm crossing my fingers :)

  • by usairdoll
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    What a great sounding book. I think some of the classic ladies have been mentioned. I love Audrey Hepburn, Jackie O. I'm sure there are so many others but no kne is coming to mind.

    Thank you and Chronicle Books for a super giveaway and a chance to win.


  • by calamity jen
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    calamity jen

    My favorite vintage style icons are Katherine Hepburn, Grace Kelly and the clothes from the late 1930's through the 1950's. I think it's from watching all those Sunday afternoon movies when I was a child, and I still fantasize about going to one of those beautiful dinner/dance clubs where everyone saw their friends, danced the waltz, etc, and had a romantic time. We take our kids out to Me-N-Ed's, Taco Bell, Red Robin..... Ohhh Wellll, count my blessingssssss! Calamity Jen

  • by andimac14
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    I would love to make outfits like Audrey Hepburn's. She had such class!

  • by funky finds
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    funky finds

    This looks like such a neat book! I would love to win!

  • by debrajwebb
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    I would love this book!
    I am a vintage and retro fashionista!
    Debra J Webb

  • by kathrynnpolfer
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    I would love to win this book, I really love the Audrey Hepburn LBD

  • by suzanne.winter.5
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    This book would be such a treasure!!! I love the sweet sophistication of Grace Kelley.

  • by jacklynngt
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    I would love to win this book - all the dresses you've mentions are my favorite looks. Thanks for the give away!

  • by empressc
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    This books is an awesome concept! I'd love to have Jackie O's wardrobe, I think it's fabulous and versatile in modern work wear :)

  • by aladyfarmer
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    This book would be wonderful to own. My husband & I both love everything vintage & also believe that we were born in the wrong era. I would love to create beautiful vintage outfits to fit all of my moods. Thank you for the opportunity.

  • by thatmoxiegirl
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    Betty Page for sure!

  • by sewlindaann
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    I love all things Vintage. The clothes, the hype about family dinners and being a "feminine" woman. I would love to make a classic style daytime vintage frock even though I don't have a fave "icon" I enjoy it all.

  • by ellen m.
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    ellen m.

    I think I was born in the wrong era because I've always loved the costuming for Doris Day in her movies with Rock Hudson, James Garner, etc. Fabulously tailored suits, great coats, gowns, etc. Thanks for the chance to win!