I have been eyeing up this book for a while now and when the girls asked me what I wanted for Christmas I knew exactly what I would ask for. I was pretty sure I would find it interesting and I wasn't wrong. I appreciate a lot of people wouldn't be interested but I think anyone who has an interest in dressmaking would be, I found it fascinating reading about all the things that have to be taken into consideration when designing an outfit for the Queen from the colours, fabrics, accessories to who they may offend or who they are trying to please!!
It is not a huge book but I so loved reading it and I am sure I will go back to it time and time again just for the pleasure of it. Having been lucky enough to have worked in a Royal Household (albeit a long time ago) I can still remember the fun we had behind the scenes as well as the strict protocol that had to be followed and was respected by all of us.
Anyway here is a sneak peek at some of the pages.