… and the sea cucumber turns to the mollusk and says, “With fronds like these, who needs anemones?”

Aaaah another weekend over!

It’s been a good one in my books. I saw Wolf of Wall Street, had a long lie-in, did some sewing machine window-shopping, had a delicious paneer curry and went car booting with my parents!

The other nice thing is that I can share this ace dress I made for the Sew Dolly Clackett competition!
almond rock sew dolly clackett

Errr I didn’t stand on that daffodil, promise.

Yes yes this dress is exactly the same at my last, but I was maximising my throughput. I cut both out in one go, my machine could stay threaded up with white cotton throughout and I was really efficient with sewing these up in parallel!almond rock sew dolly clackett

Another non-Hazel dress. Imagine how good those synchronised swimmers would have looked on the hazel bodice!

almond rock sew dolly clackett

So this is the infamous swimming ladies fabric. Roisin used this for her first Anna dress. It’s also cropped up on House of Pinheiro, The Amazing Adventures of Taracat, and The Cinnamon Slipper to name just a few. almond rock sew dolly clackett

The only things I did differently with this version of the dress related to print placement. I made sure my swimmers were nicely framed below the neckline and on either side of the zipper. Plus I lined up the lady in blue with the orange cap so she peeks at you on the start of the straps heehee!

Obligatory Roisin door shot coming up!

almond rock sew dolly clackettHope you like this dress. It makes me really happy to wear.

Have you seen the retro swimming ladies crop up anywhere else? Leave me a comment if so, or if YOU’VE made something from it. I’d love to see.

Continue Reading