Sew Dolly Clackett …Posted: April 21, 2014
Yesterday I decided, pretty much on a whim, as you do, to sew a Dolly Clackett dress.
Followers of Roisin Muldoon’s glorious frock blog will know that she is getting married soon (to a very handsome and smart young man) and to celebrate there’s this bloggy Clackettesque frockalong thing happening.
Obviously I won’t have it finished in time, the closing date is Wednesday, but I needed something to boot me out of the sewing Doldrums, Also, I will have to modify the style somewhat – I’m a bit too old to rock a full on Dolly Clackett frock!
So I settled on this; Kwik Sew 4001, view B (the one with sleeves).
Now, this is something of a departure from my usual style, but I have a celebration lunch function to attend in July. Hopefully this will be the perfect dress for the occasion. The fabric is cotton, with tiny strawberries amongst a navy blue check on white background. I like to think Dolly might wear it to Wimbledon …
It’s quite narrow fabric, so I think it may be quite old stuff, I bought 4 metres of it from a remainders store last year. The pattern has a lined bodice, which I’ve never done before, and a reasonably full skirt.
This afternoon I pre-washed and ironed the fabric, and traced off the pattern. Unfortunately It’s back to work tomorrow, so I won’t be able to do any more until Friday now. Ho hum. Hopefully it will be finished in time for the actual wedding, which I believe is to be in May.
Whatever, I would like to wish Roisin and Nic every happiness. I do love a good wedding!
Check out the Flickr group of finished Dolly Clackett Frocks.