Rose Tremain first came to my attention mainly through the efforts of Simon at Savidge Reads, who was Trespassing with Tremain, a reading event held last year.
This story of this novel, centred around a Parisian love affair in the 1960s, is clearly telegraphed by this cover. That glossy damask dress, gloves and hairdo say "60s" to me. And fortunately, I have just the pattern to recreate this look.
Vogue 8020 is a current pattern that is heavily influenced by this vintage look. It has the fitted bodice, dropped waist & pleated skirt of this cover dress, though for an exact copy, the sewist would have to add a couple of tucks into the shoulder seams. View A has the closest match I think, and instead of that black belt, a matching sash out of self fabric would copy the book cover very closely.
Add these shoes to your outfit, especially if you make it in a gorgeous pink brocade like the book model is wearing.
A brocade perhaps like this one:
Or switch it up and make it in show-stopping red for the holidays, like this wonderful sewist did! Cocktail wear just in time for the festive season...