Here’s my contribution to Sew Dolly Clackett. Whew…I am truly getting this in at the last minute (maybe 20 minutes to spare?), so I will try to keep this brief.
To honor Roisin’s impecable style, I chose Simplicity 2444, and a bright (but sadly not novelty) print. The fabric is a stretch cotton that I found at a local shop.
This pattern deserves all the hype it gets, I love it! I did have to add some darts to the back neck to get rid of some gaping, but that’s about the only change I made.
Initially, I was going to swap the skirt for a pencil skirt, but after draping the fabric on my dress form, I decided to go with the full skirt. So glad I did! This dress makes me feel happy and girly.
I tried to take pics outside my front door in true Dolly Clacket style, but the sun was not cooperating. So this was as best as I could get.
Here are some detail shots. I’m really loving the pleats on the skirt and the interesting waist darts.
Unlike most my dresses, this one is not lined.
I used self-made bias tape to finish the facing edge and the armholes.
I also put in my first machine-sewn lapped zipper! Turned out pretty good, I think.
I also went with a quick rolled hem because the fabric was not taking my hand stitches very well.
Thanks to Sarah for organizing this sew along, it’s been great fun to watch all the pretty dresses popping up! And of course, congratulations to Roisin and Nic!