Friday Frock and Fizz

Famous Frocks: Patterns and Instructions for 20 Fabulous Iconic Dresses
by Sara Alm & Hannah McDevitt

The authors behind this book must be vintage-loving-girls after my own heart. Ten women, selected over recent decades, are featured in dresses that have stood the test of time. And, these ten women are to be talked about. From Audrey Hepburn and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (my personal style icon) to Marilyn Monroe and Madonna, you will learn the skills for sewing some of the most iconic dresses in our recent fashionable history. My first go-around is forging Marilyn’s white pleated halter dress.

The Seven Year Itch 1955

What’s a girl to do once she’s sewn together a recreation of her chosen vintage-vogue frock? Pair it with a night out on the town, sipping mixologist-made cocktails, of course. A slow-gin fizz at The Commodore is a perfect pairing to Twiggy’s dress, pink bubbles plus a complexity to be reckoned with. Simple syrup tops it off. At Little Branch, a glass of champagne or a Dark & Stormy will splash into your stylish night.

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