Sew Dolly Clackett No. 2 – Eiffel Tower Simplicity 1610

P1220540A very quick post because, well, I have sewing to do.  This is Sew Dolly Clackett dress number two, and I have at least two more lined up while I still officially have permission to rip off Roisin’s style.  I am totally turning into scarey stalker woman here.  I am also ignoring a large bag of work that I brought home to do over Easter, but it will have to be tackled eventually. After the sewing though.

This is Simplicity 1610, first attempted here, then here, and it is easily becoming one of my favourite patterns.  Check out the V back:

P1220544and pockets:

P1220534The pockets are really clever, you use a yoke piece that sews in then folds back on itself, if that makes sense. It is really easy and looks pretty professional. The sleeves are really cool too, with little pleats at the top.  I didn’t get any close up photos of them this time but there are some on the pictures of the last time I made it. P1220568I used the same measurements as last time but couldn’t be bothered to line it, instead I used bias binding tape folded under. That might be why the bodice came up a little bit bigger this time, but not so much that I won’t wear it.  I would rather this than too tight, as you know I need room to move:

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P1220562I’m sure you recognise the fabric – Micheal Miller’s Eiffel tower print, much used by Dolly Clackett herself – for example here, here and here.  I got mine from Fabric Inspirations.  It was a bit more expensive than I am used to but it is really good quality.

So there you have it. Another Sew Dolly Clackett dress. The fit isn’t quite as good as my last one but I have already worn it loads and I absolutely love it.  Right, back to the sewing room….

 

 

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15 thoughts on “Sew Dolly Clackett No. 2 – Eiffel Tower Simplicity 1610

  1. Roisin Muldoon

    Cute shoes, madam, and AWESOME dress and cracking dance moves. I may have to invest in this pattern. Sew Dolly Clackett is bad for my bank balance – I keep seeing things people have made and wanting to make my own!

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  2. Scruffy badger

    Top frock!! It’s fabulous and interesting to see another lovely dress pattern I hadn’t clocked before….but the fabric is the star, or no, it’s actually you , pulling those moves. !

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  3. judyhamid

    Hello – I’ve just bought that pattern but couldn’t find any photos of it on the internet so thanks for sharing – I was attracted to the pockets too so glad to see that they are not too difficult. I’ve just finished Simplicity 2444 – haven’t sewn much in a long time but am very pleased with the results. Have just found your blog – will drop in again.

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