|My pattern shortlist. It was hard to narrow it down, let me tell you!|
Spoilt for choice again! Boy, it was really hard to narrow down my choices to these 6 patterns. Now I have to narrow it down even further!!
I have an ongoing love affair with Simplicity patterns. Modern or vintage, I rarely need to make alterations and they always turn out brilliantly. Clearly this is one of Roisin's favourite patterns and I picked this up a few weeks ago when Sew Dolly Clackett was in it's planning stages. The bonus? It was $1.00!!
This is one of my personal favourites. I've used it often to sew dresses and have three separate bodice designs that I've drafted for different looks.
Christine Haynes Emery Dress
How could I not purchase this fabulous pattern? It's a new favourite of Roisin's and she has made some stellar versions! I am looking forward to sewing this beauty. She is highly recommended and features all the things I love in a dress.
I love this retro pattern. The crossover bodice is so pretty and the bows at the shoulders are really cute. I haven't sewn this pattern yet and Sew Dolly Clackett would be the ideal opportunity.
I found his lovely vintage pattern on Etsy over 2 years ago and it has been languishing in my stash since then. It's from 1960 and would look really cute in gingham or the martini fabric.
I love this classic sheath dress pattern, especially version B with the contrast collar and tie. Version F appeals to me for Sew Dolly Clackett as it's still freezing here (oh, winter!) and I like the twisted waist detail.
The essence of Roisin's style is mid-century modern. It's classically ladylike with a modern twist. She favours knee-length dresses with either full or pencil skirts. Novelty prints are a must! Fantastic shoes are de rigeur! Use this as your benchmark for choosing patterns and fabrics and you can't go wrong! Don't forget to check out Roisin's handmade wardrobe page for tons of inspiration and project details.