Just when I thought my sewing machine was going to go up in flames……….

I had a vision of my sewing machine bursting into flames before I finished my last two entries for the Sew Dolly Clackett challenge which closes tonight at 11:59 p.m.

What, you thought I was done at 12?!?!?

Thankfully, I own the little Singer that could!

Hours and hours in the late evening (and early morning……..ok and a few afternoon ones too) have been devoted to completing a grand total of 14 dresses for the challenge.  I didn’t think I would be able to finish these last two on time, so I didn’t include them in the original Sew Dolly Clackett round up post here.

That’s ok, they get their own little mini post now!  The photos are a bit grainy (due to no natural light and a feeling-very-put-upon-just-wants-to-go-to-bed-already photographer).  I also look super tired (yep!) and a little worse for wear, but the expression I’m wearing is relief that I actually finished EVERY dress I set out to make for the challenge. I rather hate not meeting a goal I’ve set for myself, no matter how lofty.  I can be a very cruel and unforgiving mistress when it comes to such things.

Well, I DID IT!   I think it’s time to celebrate by ordering more fabric.

What’s that?

I already did?

Pics to follow at the end of post.  Hooray for expanding fabric stashes!


Flora dress

Set A Table On My Flora Dress

………’cause I made this out of an old table cloth!

Sew Dolly Clackett Entry #13

Pattern Used: By Hand London Flora dress (I messed with the front pleats a bit)

Inspired by:  Folklore Flora

Banana Pie Dress

Banana Cream Pie Dress

Pie fabric is my weakness, obviously!  And I think Roisin would totally approve of my habit.

Sew Dolly Clackett Entry #14

Pattern Used: By Hand London Anna dress bodice and A-line skirt

Ok. that is officially it!

And just in case you are curious, here’s what is going to be arriving in the mail for me soon.  I love it when I come home to find the little box sitting by my front door.  Isn’t that the BEST?

aqua birds

Michael Miller Spring Fling At The Conservatory Aqua


Nicole’s Prints Boulangerie in Mint

snappy snacks

Nicole’s Prints Snappy Snacks Grey

Everyone’s been submitting such amazing designs for the challenge.  There are so many standouts that Roisin will have a tough time choosing the winners.  I was pleased as punch to get a shout out in Sarah’s Sew Dollt Clackett Round-Up post here.  Thanks Sarah!

Special thanks for all your kind comments on my Flickr pool and on my last post!  You make my day 🙂

Jenny XOX