The Book That Made Me: Nicola Davies 15/05/19
Rose’s Dress of Dreams
Publisher: Little Gems
It is France in the mid-1700s, and Rose loves beautiful dresses. She imagines the luxurious hats, bodices and pleats she would dress her fellow villagers in as she helps her mother in the house and learns her lessons.
After seeing a fortune teller, who tells her that she will one day wear a beautiful dress into the royal palace, Rose decides that she must move to Paris if she is to realise her dream of being a dressmaker.
When she becomes apprenticed to Mademoiselle Pagelle, Rose learns everything from tucks to ruffles to buttons, but the other dressmakers laugh at her ideas for dresses like moonlight, dotted with stars.
Yet, when Rose takes some dresses to the palace, a relationship begins that will change her life forever – and enable her to make her Dress of Dreams.
Bestselling children’s author Katherine Woodfine has created a beguiling, silky, beautiful tale based on the true story of the world’s first fashion designer, Rose Bertin.
Perfect for any young fashion fans, the story is a lovely read for children just moving away from picture books, and is resplendent with historical and dressmaking detail.