Friday, February 2, 2018

~ FRIDAY FICTION FEATURE ~

'Fancy Party Gowns:
The Story of Fashion Designer Ann Cole Lowe'
Author:  Deborah Blumental
Illustrator:  Laura Freeman








This picture book tells the beautiful story of a relatively unknown African American pioneer, designer Ann Cole Lowe. She was the first African-American woman to become a designer of couture clothing.

Born in 1898, she was the great-granddaughter of a slave. She learned to sew as a young child. From the 1920s through the 1960s Lowe's unique and one-of-a-kind gowns were worn by society women.

She is most well-known for designing and sewing the ivory silk taffeta gown Jacqueline Bouvier wore at her wedding to future President John F. Kennedy in 1953.

Learn more about this fascinating book on Goodreads

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COMING UP SOON ON 'READING, WRITING & STITCH-METIC':

-- Monday, February 12th:  A book spotlight, review, author interview, and giveaway with Author Kathy Ceceri who wrote the middle grade STEAM crafting book, 'Make:  Fabric and Fiber Inventions'. The publisher, Maker Media, Inc., is offering one paperback copy to a lucky US winner on my blog!

-- Friday, February 16th:  Author Interview and book spotlight about Author SM Ford and her  inspirational romantic suspense release, 'Alone'.  Stop by to read about Sue's journey as an author and to learn about her book.


-- Wednesday, February 21st:  A book spotlight and excerpt from Author Tammy James Hesler's inspirational romance release, 'Mountains of Love:  A Novella for the Heart'.  Stop by to read about Tammy's inspiring life story and to learn about her novella.
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