Blogging wonder and dress maven, Roisin Muldoon - also known as Dolly Clackett - is getting married this May. I know I'm not alone in loving Roisin's wonderful style. It seems every time she posts a new dress, I immediately add it to my To Sew Queue and sigh over her fabulous pattern and fabric choices. Not to mention her amazing shoe and cardigan collection!
I had been wracking my brain over what to get for lovely Roisin to mark her special day when I had a brainwave! We had been chatting on Twitter about Roisin designing her own dress line (Seriously, people! Why aren't you already banging her door down?!) and I mentioned I would buy every one! This jokingly turned into a #sewcialist challenge to sew a Roisin-style dress in which she was the judge.
So, Sew Dolly Clackett was hatched, muah ha ha!
The contest will run from today, February 23, 2014, and close on April 23, 2014. Roisin will be our illustrious judge and award our generously donated prizes. Contestants will sew a dress (it must be a dress as Roisin is the Queen of Dresses) that emulates her style.
We're here to sew in honour of Roisin and have fun doing it and, just in case you were wondering, her favourite patterns are: By Hand London Anna, By Hand London Elisalex, Christine Haynes Emery, Colette Patterns Hazel, Sewaholic Cambie, and Simplicity 2444.
We have some fantastic prizes available to win and I cannot thank the following people enough for their generosity:
- A sewing machine and sewing kit from Argos
- £50 gift voucher for Berylune
- By Hand London Anna and Elisalex patterns
- Christine Haynes Emery pattern
- Colette Patterns pattern of your choice
- $75 Hart's Fabric gift certificate
- Sewaholic pattern of your choice
And as a special present just for Roisin, Minerva Crafts has generously gifted her with a £50 gift voucher!
I have been asked if contestants can enter more than one dress and the answer is YES! Absolutely, yes! You may enter as many Dolly Clackett style dresses as you can sew while the contest is open.
Please spread the word! I know there are a lot of Dolly Clackett fans out there that would love to show their love and support to Roisin and Nic. You can follow Roisin on Twitter here and Nic here. Please use the hashtag #sewdollyclackett when tweeting so they can easily see what we've been up to!