As I'm sure everyone has heard by now, the latest fun sewalong in town is Sew Dolly Clackett, organised by the lovely Sarah in honour of the impending nuptuals of Roisin and her partner Nic.
I have had the pleasure of meeting them both, and they are one of the nicest couples you could ever hope to meet, as evidenced by the amount of love floating around the blogosphere for them.
The challenge as outlined here is to make up a Dolly Clackett style dress before 23rd April and post it to the Flickr group. Roisin herself will judge and award a range of fab prizes, from vouchers for fabric to patterns.
I've been thinking about the patterns I could use. I've made up Simplicity 2444 and By Hand London Anna before, and have plans for Christine Haynes Emery and Gather's Mortmain. If I can get a good fit on the Emery I will probably use that as it's a great blank canvas for the key thing which is the fabric!
Roisin is known for her fabulous novelty prints - it wouldn't be a true Dolly Clackett dress without at least a polka dot! I'm looking for something that fits my wardrobe (no way to I have time to sew up things I don't wear!) and I'm not sure I can pull off pin-up girls or cowgirls on a daily basis. Nautical? Paris-themed? Maybe!
In an attempt to actually narrow down all the fabulous prints available I have started a Pinterest board here.
These are the front runners at the moment but I'll probably change my mind a million times before I decide!
|Makeower Washday in Blue (Source Rainbow Silks)|
|Henley Studio Birds on Clouds (Source Hawthorn Threads)|
|Carnaby St 60s Waves in Midnight|
|Carnaby Street Retro Pop in Mint|
Are you joining in? Have you picked your fabric/ pattern? Let me know in the comments! Any favourite prints I should look at?