Thursday, February 27, 2014

Sew Dolly Clackett Fabric

The most important step, I believe, in Sew Dolly Clackett is choosing your fabric! This is also the most difficult step as I have no less than 7 candidates!

Forgive the indoor photos - it's well below freezing outside :)

From left to right, counter-clockwise:

Jumbo Gypsy Gingham by Pillow & Maxfield
Peony Plaid by Sandi Henderson
It's a Chick Thing by Wilmington Prints
Fox and the Houndstooth by Andie Hanna
Nature-C 9161 by Timeless Treasures (Harts Fabric has a similar print here)
Acacia Raccoon by Tula Pink

I then went and complicated matters further by buying 2.5 m of this Dolly Clackett signature print:

Eiffel Tower in Turf from Hawthorne Threads
Obviously, I am spoilt for choice.  I am pleased to say that the top 6 fabrics are from my stash as it is one of my aspirations this year to sew from my stash.  It's definitely one of Mr. G's aspirations for me, too! LOL! I definitely will make one dress for Sew Dolly Clackett and would like to make two; however, I don't want to overwhelm myself.  Previously, I've set impossible to reach sewing goals. 

Sew Dolly Clackett is about celebration and if you want new fabric for the perfect dress, you should go out and get it!  Harts Fabric, one of our lovely sponsors, has a gorgeous selection of fabrics, including a whole section dedicated to 'Hunks and Pin Up Girls.'  What could be more clackettastic than that?

Hey! This print looks familiar...

Island Girls - Alexander Henry
Minerva Crafts, another contest sponsor, has a staggering array of quilting cottons.  Pages and pages of glorious fabrics to inspire you!  AND they offer 10% off when you sign up for the Minerva Crafts Club. I really like this cocktail print by Timeless Treasures:

Cocktails by George McCartney for Timeless Treasures

The best place for inspiration is, of course, Roisin's handmade wardrobe page.  I've also started a Pinterest board to fuel your imagination.  What fabric(s) would you choose?

25 comments:

Roisin said...

Oh Sarah! How much do I love that jumbo gingham?! I think this challenge is going to be good/bad for my wardrobe - I just know I'm going to want to sew my own versions of lots of these Sew Dolly Clackett dresses!!!

Andrea Gideon said...

I would choose either the Paris or the racoon. That racoon is darling but the Paris seems a bit more grown-up. My copy of Emery just arrived, so I'll be doing in.

Sew Little Time said...

i'm really struggling to choose! i have a pinterest board set up which i am adding to. i love the racoons!

Carlee McTavish said...

The foxes or the flamingoes. I could totally see Ms. Clackett in either of those!

Marilla Walker said...

This is the most wonderful sew along. Rosin must feel very special! I don't think I'll have time to join in, but love following the updates and inspiration. You are a bunch of truly lovely ladies! X

Amanda Russell said...

You have it made in the shade! Any of these prints would be great on you, and would suit the challenge perfectly :) I was thinking about this very thing yesterday, and wondering how I will interpret fabric choice - I may end up going rogue on that count if I decide to sew from stash, as these kind of prints are way out of my comfort zone, and I definitely don't have anything like them in my collection! LOL!!

Christy said...

You 'need' to use that flamingo fabric!!

Lara said...

The foxes, the foxes, the foxes!! I love that fabric! x

Ruth said...

You're definitely spoilt for choice, all of your options look like they'd make a great Sew Dolly Clackett dress. And you're right that choosing fabric is the most important thing I think - I'm trying to work out what I want to use at the moment!

Sarah said...

Go rogue!

Sarah said...

I promise I will!

Sarah said...

I'm crazy for the foxes! Argh! What to choose?!

Sarah said...

I'm looking forward to seeing what you make :)

rehanonmackenzie said...

He he! I've got my fabric :) I'm in! xxx

Amanda Russell said...

HAHAHA!! Well now that I have your blessing... ;)

Sarah said...

Hooray!!!

MacStabby Jay said...

I am SO stoked for this. Is there a button for blogs or anything to identify this awesomeness for others?

Sarah said...

Hooray! Welcome aboard! You can get a blog button in the Sew Dolly Clackett announcement post: http://rhinestonesandtelephones.blogspot.ca/2014/02/surprise-its-sew-dolly-clackett.html

Marilla Walker said...

Ok! well I've thought about and I can't resist joining in! I have chosen my fabric and pattern and shall start work right away. I'll post some details on my blog this weekend x http://marillawalker.blogspot.co.uk

Sarah Sparkles said...

LOL! Me, too! I bought the gingham at the end of last summer with you in mind!

Sarah Sparkles said...

I am really swaying toward the Eiffel Tower fabric. Ack! So many choices!

Sarah Sparkles said...

It's Roisin's fault I have the raccoons! LOL! She taught Sarah (A Million Dresses) to sew and she made a 3/4 sleeve raccoon Emery dress. What's a girl to do?!

Have you seen the Dolly Clackett Pinterest board? http://www.pinterest.com/sarahrt/sew-dolly-clackett/

Sarah Sparkles said...

Argh! I'm going to have to sew them all! I need sewing minions!

Sarah Sparkles said...

She's a pretty special lady, isn't she? I'm lucky to be able to call her my friend and wanted to make sure I gave her something special for her wedding. :)

Sarah Sparkles said...

Well, it's certainly a gift to treasure! X

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