The American Dream thrives in 1912 New York City Annie Wood, the housemaid-turned-pattern designer in The Pattern Artist, jumps at the chance to design her own clothing line when a wealthy New York couple offer to finance her endeavor. Joining the project is Annies new husband, Sean Culver, her best friend at Butterick, Maude Nascato, and a mother figure, Edna Holmquist. Annie and her colleagues give up their careers, risking everything to follow a shared passion: clothes that are both fashionable and functional for modern, busy women in 1912. Personal and financial setbacks threaten to keep the business from ever selling a single dress and test old relationships and new romances. No one said it would be easy. But the promise of the American Dream holds a deep hope for those who work hard, trust God, and never give up....
|Title||:||The Fashion Designer (The Pattern Artist #2)|
|Number of Pages||:||320 pages|
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The Fashion Designer (The Pattern Artist #2) Reviews
I have not really thought of how fashion, especially for women, has changed so much over the years. The Fashion Designer is the continuing story of Annie, Sean (her husband now), and her three friends as they start out designing women’s clothes for the ordinary woman. In The Pattern Artist, Annie thought that everything was working out and her business was established. Well, that was not to be and this next chapter picks up with some unexpected changes, some welcome others not. But the main them ...more
The Fashion Designer is a rags to riches light romance. Annie began in England as a young housemaid, traveled to New York to continue as a lady's dresser, became a pattern artist at Butterick and is now married and trying to start her own business.
I loved everything about this book. The strong spiritual content that wound its way throughout the story was so well done. Everyone of the characters is one you will remember, and the closeness within the group as they started the new "off the rack" dr ...more
This was an interesting story. I think if I had read the previous story in the series I'd have had a better feel for the characters and their relationships. There were lots of fun details of the early 1900s that helped give a good picture of the setting and time. I enjoyed the characters and watching their individual stories play out. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review. The thoughts and opinions are mine alone
Set during a time when women could only really aspire to be a wife and mother, Anna Wood and her friends hope to start a business that sells common dresses to the common woman. Most special dresses were made only for the wealthy. Through trials and set backs, these friends forge a new path.
I really enjoyed catching up with these characters and seeing where they were. All of the characters were well written so that you knew them from the start. This story turns to God and one's faith that things ...more
A book that turns to God and openly talks of our faith in God. To seek our purpose for being. What we do with our choices. What possibilities lie ahead of us
If we but seek Gods direction! Wonderful book!
Very interesting story filled with fashion, friendship, faith and more. I was very intrigued by the designs for various stages of life, including pregnancy. I look forward to reading more stories from this author. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to write a review.
Annie, along with several of her friends, has left a job in a well-established franchise to pursue her dream of owning her own dress shop. Unfortunately, everything that can go wrong seems to do exactly that. Will they be forced to admit defeat or will they trust the One who has brought them this far?
I found this novel simply delightful. The setting (early 20th century New York) allowed for some interesting historical nuggets that made the storyline seem more real. For example, readers will be ...more
I enjoyed this novel about the fashion industry in the very early 1900s. This was still the era of corsets and restrictive clothing so it was interesting how those issues were addressed. It also dealt somewhat with women's rights and suffrage. I appreciated the element of faith woven throughout.
This is the second book in a series. I had earlier read the first book and it was a little "all over the place" with an unbelievable amount of drama for the main characters. This book follows the same cha ...more