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... [read more]