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Topic: Hand-painted Trekkie Dress (and two more)  (Read 9798 times)
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« on: July 07, 2007 07:04:56 PM »


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I thought up this one quite a while ago, but it took me some time to get around to executing. I was just thinking that why couldn't Trekkies be fashionable (even if our tastes are generally somewhat off from everyone else's)? We're not all 300 pound male computer nerds, after all...


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I bought three yards of plain white cotton, made a stencil, got some pretty nifty fabric paint (softer than the normal, stiff acrylic craft paint), and went to town. I added details to random bits with gold puffy paint, just for some shiny!


Picture of part of fabric before snippy-snippy.

Then it was time to cut my pattern out of it. EEP! It was the hardest part, cutting up all my hours of work. I just tried not to think about it. It was for the greater good anyway.


Close-up of fabric with ruler, for scale.

I completely lined the dress, although the pattern (New Look #6557, if I remember correctly) only called for the bodice to be lined (to which I added double layers) because the fabric was rather thin. I also added the tulle (attached to the lining) to match the ribbon that serve as the halter straps. The extra decorative ribbon was my addition as well, just because.

I think it turned out well.

I've made two other dresses from this pattern, also rather nice.



This was the first one I made, to attend a friend's wedding. Everything, including the pattern, zipper and hook and eyes only cost $12! YAY Walmert $1/yd fabric. (My shoes were more expensive, but now I don't need to buy any fancy ones for a long time).



It looks like a halter, but the straps attach to the back.


Wow, I look severely pissed...sorry.

This is the second one I made with this pattern, a halter, but I don't especially like going braless, so you can see my green straps (but the green matches!). This was also made from cheap fabric, this time from Jo-Ann Fabrics. It's a heavier weave and an awesome print.




I didn't mean to look like a saloon girl here, I just wanted to show the tulle I sewed into the skirt to make it poofy and fifties style.

I think I shall use this pattern many more times. A very good investment, it was, and easy to alter in any way I desired so far.
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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2007 07:06:46 PM »

Wow, I admire your extreme patience at doing all that stenciling!  It looks like it paid off!
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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2007 07:13:16 PM »

You go, my sister! I love them! The hand painted fabric is grand and the other fabrics are great, too!
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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2007 08:28:30 PM »

I love the style of the dress- especially with the poofiness. And btw, Trekkie fabric= awesomeness. Great job!
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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2007 11:29:22 PM »

I love them all. I am in love with the third fabric. Lovely.  I adore everything you make, you're very talented, and obviously very patient. Thank you for sharing. Kiss 
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« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2007 04:40:47 AM »

I really like this patterns and the dresses suit you really well.
And the Trekkie fabric is awesome!
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« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2007 06:06:36 AM »

Stunning work (I hit the 'this rocks!' button).

The trekkie fabric is just great, I love all the sparkly details.
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« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2007 10:31:43 AM »

*great fabric creation, i also have the fabric of the last dress that i have yet to use*
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« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2007 12:11:04 PM »

adorable pattern. you are most definitely the prettiest and craftiest trekkie with that dress!
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« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2007 02:04:54 PM »

awwww you beat me to my star trek dress! but yay for pretty girly trekkie clothes.
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