Sew Dolly Clackett! Simplicity 2591

What’s that you say? Roisin is getting hitched! Woo hoo! Lets Dolly Clackettafy our wardrobe!

Do we need an excuse to make a new swishy frock??

Looking back at my recent wardrobe additions, it appears swishy frocks have been in short supply. So I had to jump on board the Sew Dolly Clackett bandwagon.

This new frock was made with Simplicity 2591. An awesome, swishy, pocketty dress that many peeps have contacted me in the past to buy from me. Unfortunately, I think this pattern is quite unique and worthy of keeping, so keep it I have!

I love the fit, which is pretty much straight from the envelop, the bias side panels and the super deep pockets. Why haven’t I made more of these??

The fabric is a quilting cotton, one of Dolly’s favourite fabric choices. This one is by Dear Stellar, called Garden Party and it has a lovely lakeside image with Autumn coloured leaves, gold fish, birds and cranes. Clearly it pairs perfectly with my red wedges and belt!

Congratulations Dolly and Nick! I’m heading over to the Flickr group to peep at what everyone else has been making, you should too!

Pattern: Simplicity 2591, used before = FREE
Fabric: 2 yards Dear Stellar Garden Party, inc free shipping: $24
Zipper: $2
Thread from stash
Total: $26
  • Extremely cute! I have this pattern too. Made it in one of my first years of sewing – my sewing was dreadful!

  • I love that fabric. Quilting cotton is so much fun. You even have the cute shoes and belt to finish it off! Perfect.

  • Gorgeous fabric! I really need to take a better look in the quilting aisle. And the dress is lovely. Again, looking at the pattern cover, I would have walked right past it, but your version makes me look at it in an entirely different way.

  • Thanks Debbie. I'm not sure quilting cotton is the best fabric for many styles, but it works with this. There certainly are more fun prints in the quilting cotton, esp novelties. Love the culottes BTW. Not sure I could pull them off as I'm not nearly as tall as you, but you certainly look cooler than cool. 🙂

  • I agree they are far more fun than regular apparel fabric!

  • Thanks. I have made this pattern early in my blogging days with awful sewing and fitting, but it's so terrible that I didn't even link to it! 🙂

  • I love this, you look so great in this style! Very Dolly Clackett.

  • Great job, love the fabric and style…and what a brilliant idea…I might hop on too 🙂

  • That fabric is gorgeous…love it with the red

  • Nice work Christy. I'm not usually a fan of quilting fabric for clothes but it works really well in this style

  • Really gorgeous! Love this vibrant print!

  • The fabric is really pretty and the style suits you! Does quilting cotton crush?