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Dolly Clackett Mini Me? Yeah Baby!!!

Sarah of Rhinestones and Telephones decided to host a Dolly Clackett Sewing contest in honor of Nic and Roisin’s upcoming wedding. Unless you live under a rock, I’m sure you’ve seen all the lovely dresses Roisin wannabes have been posting lately.

The rules were simple and only required you to sew a dress similar to something Roisin would wear. The contest ends today so without further ado, please check out my “Dolly Clacket Mini Me” dress!


Roisin is probably best known for her cheerful printed fabric and gathered skirt dresses. She is going to Paris for her honeymoon so has been whipping up Eiffel Tower dresses like mad. In honor of her traveling spirit and my upcoming trip to Italy, I decided my Mini Me dress would require an Italian print fabric. I found the perfect choice at Hawthorne Threads. The fabric is from the Dear Stella Va Bene collection and includes many famous attractions from around Italy. Isn’t it wonderful?


The dress pattern is an upcoming release from Kate and Rose I was lucky enough to pattern test. I will do a proper review once Kati releases the pattern but can tell you now this is already a TNT pattern for meย and will see heavy rotation in the coming months!



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9 responses »

  1. This is fabulous!! I am absolutely drooling over the print!!! And I’m thinking I must have this pattern when it comes out too. ๐Ÿ™‚ Looks fantastic and Dolly-esque on you, and the red shoes are perfect!

    • Thanks Shelley! I am a really slow sewer and still managed to knock this dress out in about 4-5 hours including cutting, lining, and unpicking the bodice once due to operator error!

      I made another one (not yet blogged) during the pattern testing phase and it was quick too. The pattern should be out soon along with a couple others for Kati’s summer collection and I can’t wait. I have a seersucker version planned for this weekend if I can get an afternoon to myself ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Great pattern and such a fun fabric!
    Love the piping! Look forward to your review, can never have too many dress patterns!

    • Thanks Nessa, the piping was probably the hardest part for me since I’m not really experienced with using it but I do love how it works with this pattern. I have a couple of others swimming around the idea pond and one will definitely incorporate embroidery on the midriff piece. Kati’s patterns are super easy to follow and a dream to sew. I actually have a FOURTH version of Kati’s Roza blouse on my sewing table now that has embroidery down the front. I hope to finish in the next couple of days then I will definitely post a pic!

  3. I must live under a rock, because I have no idea what you are talking about. ๐Ÿ™‚ No, it’s just we read different blogs. Your dress is very pretty and looks great. Can’t wait to read more about the pattern.
    I thought about you the other day, since we are similar sizes, and keep meaning to email you. Have you tried Christine Jonson patterns? They are for knits. I used to sew them years ago and loved them. I recently got some of them back out and made a skirt and a shirt in just a few hours each.

    • Too funny Ginger! I love Roisin’s blog and dress style so I loved the opportunity to be her “Mini Me” ๐Ÿ™‚

      Never heard of Christine Jonson but will check her out. I did buy the two new patterns from Colette for knits and plan to stitch those up before too long! Right now I’m in an embroidered clothing love affair so hope to show some new makes soon.

        I saw the Colette knit patterns but I wasn’t sure about them. Did you buy the book too?

      • Yes I bought the presale bundle that included the book. I found the book helpful in determining the best type of knit fabric to buy for specific project.

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