It’s Sew Dolly Clackett time!!!
It’s like university all over again; the deadline is steadily approaching, I’m sewing like a sewing madman, I can’t do simple maths to work out pleating. Everything has gone wrong and I’ve even cried, BUT I HAVE DONE IT. Pulled it out of the bag with little room to breathe before the deadline, but it’s here.
If you’ve been living under a sewing rock, you might not know what Sew Dolly Clackett is, (Shame on you.) but the lovely Sarah from Rhinestones and Telephones made a sewalong-come-wedding-present for the gorgeous Roisin of Dolly Clackett‘s upcoming nuptials. You make a dress inspired by her frankly substantial self-made wardrobe, and enter it on the Flickr for prizes and notoriety!
|Fang Rock Dress | Green Ginger Dress|
I used the inspiration of Roisin’s Fang Rock dress for the bodice and sailor theme, and her Green Ginger dress’ pleats. Using the Butterick B5880 bodice I tried to re-create the BHL Anna bodice (badly) she used, and the skirt is a ‘self drafted’ pleated dirndl.
I made this dress from a gorgeous cotton, bought from my local shop Rolls and Rems. It’s got printed navy stripes and red anchors – who doesn’t want that in a dress?
Fully lined in white cotton with a waist stay – this is technically my best-sewn item to date! The zip busted on me in the final try-on, which caused me to cry, but luckily I persevered on with a second zip and managed to get out of the house to take a few photos outside our door. True Dolly Clackett style!
I’ve had a bit of a massive blogger crush on Roisin for a while now, and I make absolutely no secret of this – I love her humour and her face and her super-human sewing skills (I lose count of just how many dresses she makes in a month!) and her shoe obsessions have, much to my boyfriend’s dismay, inspired me to buy countless pairs of ridiculous shoes.
Congratulations, Roisin and Nic! I hope you have an amazing gin-filled wedding and many, many happy years ahead of you!