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 book is a tale of community and friendship, set in an African American community in North Carolina, ranging from 1941 to 1987.
As the publisher shares:
Azalea “Knot” Centre is determined to live life as she pleases. Let the people of West Mills say what they will; the neighbors’ gossip won’t keep Knot from what she loves best: cheap moonshine, nineteenth-century literature, and the company of men. And yet, Knot is starting to learn that her freedom comes at a high price... Otis Lee is eager to help. A lifelong fixer, Otis Lee is determined to steer his friends and family away from decisions that will cause them heartache and ridicule. In West Mills is a magnificent, big-hearted small-town story about family, friendship, storytelling, and the redemptive power of love.
This glorious yellow dress could inspire a couple of different makes, depending on what you focus on. A great fit for this design might be Butterick 6055, a vintage reprint.