Thursday, July 27, 2023

Cover Designs!: #32 Fatal Inheritance


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 -- Fatal Inheritance by Rachel Rhys -- is set in the late 40s, moving from gloomy England to the sparkling French Riviera. 

Summary from the Publisher:

London 1948: Eve Forrester is stuck in a loveless marriage, isolated in her gray and gloomy house when out of the blue, she receives a letter. A wealthy stranger has left her a mysterious inheritance but in order to find out more, she must travel to the glittering French Riviera.

There, Eve discovers she has been bequeathed an enchanting villa overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and suddenly, life could not be more glamorous. But while she rubs shoulders with the rich and famous, challengers to her unexplained fortune begin to emerge—challengers who would love to see Eve gone forever.

Alone in paradise, Eve must unlock the story behind her surprise bequest—before her unexpected twist of fate turns deadly…

The cover dress is one I'd love to wear myself -- especially in the same location! I love the colour and the fabric looks like a nice sturdy cotton of some kind. 

The FibreMood Ivory Dress would be perfect if you just changed the sleeve to a cap sleeve! It has that pointed back yoke (and front ones too) and a nice full skirt. 

Another option would be KwikSew 4133. This one is a little more Western wear style, but all in yellow, again with the sleeves changed to a cap sleeve, it would be very similar, even down to the princess seam lines. Just add a sash and you'll be set. 

Then you could crochet yourself this little hat pattern by LilyHandmade Studio, in some raffia yarn, and you'd have the outfit down pat! 

All you'd have left to find in order to really match the cover is the location. But I'll leave that part up to you ;) 

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