Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Cover Designs #13!

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 title is perfect for a late summer beach read. The Husband Hour by Jamie Brennan follows Lauren, a young woman who is left widowed after her NHL star husband Rory unexpectedly decides to enlist in the army. And it examines grief and how to move forward, when she meets a filmmaker who is making a documentary about Rory. 

This cover is really striking, and it's made me realize I haven't done a cover with swimwear before. When I saw this I thought both that it was a really seasonable cover, and secondly, that this looks a lot like a Closet Case Bombshell suit

This would be an easy one to copy with this classic Indie pattern. Just buy some classy black swimwear fabric, like this lycra-spandex chlorine resistant option at Emerald Erin Bra & Swim Shop on Etsy.

Or go a little wild and change things up a tad with this black and white polka dot swimwear fabric, also at Emerald Erin Bra & Swim Shop.

Then finish things off by making yourself a floppy sunhat using this free pattern (or Vogue 8891) and you'll be ready to hit the sand! 

Enjoy the rest of your summer!


  1. Nice- the Bombshell is a really nice pattern, I made one up a while back, but it still sits unfinished as that plunge front is really VERY low and I need to add some modesty to make it wearable for actual swimming!

    1. I have the pattern but I haven't made it up yet -- I have a fear of swimwear! Maybe I should try it -- but I'd probably use the non-plunge front view.

  2. I would very much like to look like the book cover when I sit on the beach. But alas, not to be so. But your pattern choice is good.


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