Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Cover Designs! 24: The Singles Game

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. Today's pick is a frothy read with a great punning title -- it features a glamorous tennis star who makes waves by changing coaches.

As the publisher summarizes: 

"When America’s sweetheart, Charlotte “Charlie” Silver, makes a pact with the devil, the infamously brutal coach Todd Feltner, Good Girl Charlie is banished. After all, no one ever wins big by playing nice. Charlie finds herself catapulted into a world of celebrity stylists, private parties, charity events on mega-yachts, and secret dates with Hollywood royalty. But in a world obsessed with good looks and hot shots, is Charlie willing to lose herself to win it all?"

The cover dress is pure glamour. And if you want to channel that star power, you could try out the now OOP Vogue 8113. View C, in red, is just about right if you use a rich black satin or even silk velvet, I'd say. 

If you're looking more for something that you can make right away, but might be a little less spot on, there are many contemporary slip dress styles that could easily copy this cover dress. You might need to lengthen them to floor length and perhaps change over the straps to an X but those are small adjustments! 

The Leona by Tammy Handmade is pretty glam. A little more length, dropping the back a bit and crossing the straps would get a similar look - especially if you think the train on the book cover is simply a shadow ;)  

The Gia Bias Slip Dress by Capsule Patterns might also be a contender if you extend it to floor length. The back is already a crossover one, just a bit higher than our cover image. 

Whichever one you choose, a luxurious black satin seems to be called for, like this one from European Textiles: 

I'm sure you could find many ways to glam up this combo - maybe these $15,000 star drop earrings from Harrods? 

Enjoy the light reading! And the pure frosting of this potential project :) 

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