If I didn’t have you Life would be blue, I’d be Dr. Who without the Tardis…

I made another Dolly Clackett dress! Actually its primary purpose was to wear to my Brother-in-Law’s wedding, but why not include it as another virtual bridesmaids dress for the Sew Dolly Clackett Challenge? The style and fabric are perfectly suited!  BTW have you seen all the gorgeous dresses in the Flickr poolElisalex
The pattern of course is the ubiquitous Elisalex and the fabric is a wonderful silk twill from The Fabric Store, bought on a trip there with Lizzy during the weekend of the inaugural Brisbane Sewists Meetup. The shoes are from the fabulous shoe shop across the road – what a successful day out!

As I am sure you know I have made this dress A LOT (I think this is my sixth), so it was fast to make up, no muslin required, just cut and sew up 🙂  This time I left the tulip skirt shape as per the original pattern except for the 10″ I have to remove for my short legs!


I added pockets too ‘cos all dresses should have pockets right?? I used an invisible zipper (that didn’t break) and lined the bodice with a cotton voile.  Unfortunately I didn’t have enough fabric to match everywhere (this fabric was expensive), the print is super large and the repeat was really far apart, so I only matched at the front where I could see it.


No pattern matching here – not enough fabric – but I can’t see it so I don’t care!!

The wedding went well, the weather was lovely, the food was awesome and so a good day was had by all. Of course the most important thing was that I looked and felt fabulous 🙂 (was it not my day???)


Keeping it short and sweet this time – I’m off to enjoy the rest of our long weekend.  Unfortunately no sewing on the agenda, my Mum is staying with me and it seems a little anti social to hide away in my sewing room. But I have been doing LOADS of planning in my head!

Pattern – Elisalex – By Hand London
Fabric – 2m silk twill from The Fabric Store
Notions – thread & 22″ zip from my stash

PS – my blog title is my Dolly Clackett wedding/couple themed quote 🙂

31 thoughts on “If I didn’t have you Life would be blue, I’d be Dr. Who without the Tardis…

  1. This is gorgeous! I’m a big fan of Elisalex too, and it was you who inspired me to put pockets in my latest version because I remembered you doing that before. Totally agree with your thoughts on pockets!

  2. You look beautiful Liz. The Elizalex was made just for you. So pleased to hear the wedding went well and the food was great. Can’t wait to hear more of the details. See you soon and please hi to your Mum for me.

    1. Thanks for the award – I do have more than 200 followers but will answer your questions anyway 🙂
      Why did you start blogging? Initially as a record for me to see what I have sewn and to share my fit or other issues with other bloggers
      If you could add a room to your house just for you- what would it look like? A great big walk in wardrobe!!
      What are your top five favourite movies? Clue, Love Actually, Some Kind of Wonderful, Cutting Edge & Harry Potter
      Tell me something you are looking forward to in 2014? Starting building our new house (big wardrobe here I come!)
      Tell me about a happy memory, one that makes you smile- no matter how big or small. Any memories of my family always make me smile.

  3. Its a gorgeous dress, and you certainly look fabulous. What an amazing print and silk twill! such a rare beast, and so lovely to sew (and wear)

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