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Topic: Battle Star Galactica - Cylon Six's Iconic Red Dress  (Read 14664 times)
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« on: January 05, 2009 05:20:15 PM »

Hi Everyone : )

This is my most recent commission... good way to start off the new year, with a completed project just three days in. I'll be starting another one tomorrow.

This is for my friend Kari. She's a member of the Battle Star Galactica costuming group The Colonial Fleet and is going out to a live auction in LA to work the event in a couple weeks, and she wanted to wear the signature dress that the character "Six" wears for a good portion of the first season.

The outfit looks deceptively simple. I thought the dress would be a snap, a few hours at most... and then I started to look at a series of high resolution photos and realized I was wrong. The dress is made of a high grade red lycra, only three pieces, five if you count the two extra for the bodice. The skirt has no side seams, relying only on the stretch of the fabric and well-placed darts to shape it to the wearer.

About twenty hours of work went into this dress, from draft to details. A majority of that was hand sewing the self-made bias tape around the cut outs and top of the neckline, hand sewing the straps, and hand rolling and sewing the hem/side slits and inserting the zipper. It's a good thing I made peace with hand-work a long time ago, or I probably would have shot myself by the end of it.

Thanks for looking!



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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2009 05:29:23 PM »

 Smiley :)Wow, great work Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2009 05:30:14 PM »

Do you have pics of the back?  I bet it is amazing!  Definitely red carpet ready!
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2009 05:42:20 PM »

I'm not much of a Battle Star Galactica fan, but I still love this dress. Great job!
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2009 05:46:27 PM »

Shocked That dress is freaking amazing. I <3 it.
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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2009 07:07:25 PM »

I love this dress. I was looking at it on the box the other day and was working out how it goes together!

Great work yours looks just like it!
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« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2009 03:32:03 AM »

Wow looks like the real thing Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2009 04:39:45 AM »

Awesome!  I've been lusting after a Six dress since BSG started, but unfortunately I lack the figure required to pull one off!!  Your friend looks great in it tho Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2009 12:36:51 PM »

ahhhh would you be posting a tut anytime soon? I love it ^o^
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« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2009 01:34:34 PM »

Tutorial please? I'm a huge BSG fan and I've been dying for ages to make one for Toronto's FanExpo. I keep chickening out, but now I'm inspired. You did such a great job. It's perfect, looks just like Caprica Six's iconic red dress.
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