I am so excited to be participating in Katy, of No Big Dill, Sew All 26. I was lucky enough to bag the letter “R”. I knew I wanted to sew something “rouge” with it being so close to Valentines day. Plus I thought a red dress would look fabulous on Evie. I have also been wanting to try my hand at a lace overlay dress for over a year and this gave me the opportunity. I used the Tuileries Dress Pattern (on sale for $3 for two more days HERE) and some gorgeous red lace I found here in Paris. The lining is an old red sheet ha!
The overlay wasn’t the easiest thing I have ever done. I had to stop and think through my sewing a few times but it also wasn’t terribly difficult.
The work was totally worth it. Evie and I both loved it!
We headed down to the Loire Valley to our favorite chateau, the breath taking Chenonceau.
I am not going to lie it was colllllldddd and Evie was a real trooper.
It’s funny how more willing she is to be cold though when it is in a dress she loves to twirl in!
Once inside the chateau had massive fires lit in several of the rooms so we were nice and toasty.
The workers (and I) got a kick out of seeing her dance up and down the amazing halls with her new frock and fancy little mask. One of the workers even requested a picture with her which of course we obliged.
It didn’t hurt that we had the entire mansion to ourselves. I am telling you if you are going to come to France, bundle up and do it in January!
Evie refused to take the dress off for the long drive home and once home refused to remove it until bed time. That is what I love so much about this pattern, classic silhouette comfy fit.