Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Cover Designs #15: Disclaimer

Cover Designs is a feature in which I try to match up the outfit on a book cover with a dress pattern and sometimes even potential fabric matches as well.

Disclaimer by Renée Knight is my kind of story -- all about a woman who discovers that a mysterious book she finds at her bedside is not fiction...it's telling the story of what really happened on the day that Catherine experienced something that is a deep, dark secret...

Psychological suspense, secrets, and books: a great combo. And this cover spoke to me right away. It said "The Hinterland Dress by Sew Liberated is a perfect match!" I agree -- this dress could be quickly reproduced using the Hinterland pattern, short sleeve & button placket view. Plus a book that matches your fabric of course.

Hinterland Dress by Sew Liberated 

I think that this dress is an excellent choice for this book cover. You could make it up in this green linen blend from Threadcount Fabrics for a close match

Or you might try a more bluey-green effect with this linen rayon blend from Fabricville

Or even go a bit bonkers with this metallic party satin for some sparkle!

While greens are hard to match up exactly, any of these would make a great Hinterland dress to curl up and read in. The only accessory you need here is a nice chunky novel to get lost in. 


  1. Great choice of pattern, and the book sounds wonderful. (And my library has it).

    1. It amazes me how often our libraries have the same books ;)

  2. Oh I love that kind of story. Have you read The Starless Sea? A book about books and the people who read about themselves in the books.
    The dress is beautiful and classic! I think this dress style has lasted for so many decades because it is just plain lovely. I have a weakness for greens and aquas, so this idea is going to influence my summer sewing plans for sure.

    1. I haven't read it yet, but it's on my radar. I've heard so much about it!

      I like this dress pattern a lot -- I have some vintage patterns that are quite similar, as you say, this style has lasted.


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