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« on: March 27, 2018 06:28:22 PM »

I sewed this dress for myself using some fun Star Trek fabric. The pattern is Simplicity 1459. It's one of the vintage 1950s reissues. It was a surprisingly easy pattern but that skirt took a lot of fabric!

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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2018 06:44:02 PM »

A classic dress using fun modern fabrics!  Very nice!  The collar is especially lovely...is the hem done using binding?  That is a nice detail.
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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2018 06:51:10 PM »

I adore this!  And the collar is TO.DIE.FOR.!

Don't get me started on the fabric. 

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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2018 07:08:44 PM »

is the hem done using binding?  That is a nice detail.


Yes the original pattern called for hem tape to be used on just the wrong side. But when I was pinning it on I liked how it looked with the black edge so I got bias tape instead and just wrapped around to enclose the whole raw edge so it would be visible.
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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2018 07:40:31 AM »

Flippin' LOVE it!  Adore the cuteness of the dress, and adore the print of the fabric.  I've been trying to figure out how to use the Star Trek TNG fabric for ages.  I keep coming back to a quilt for my husband, but I've never settled on a pattern.  I also love that seeing the dress from a distance, where you can't make out the images, the coloring could totally be a late 50's print.  Rock on friend, rock on.
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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2018 07:53:12 AM »

That is just so full of awesomeness! The pattern is gorgeous, but, the fact that you used Star Trek fabric makes it 100 times better!!! It looks absolutely adorable on you.
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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2018 03:00:59 PM »

Flippin' LOVE it!  Adore the cuteness of the dress, and adore the print of the fabric.  I've been trying to figure out how to use the Star Trek TNG fabric for ages.  I keep coming back to a quilt for my husband, but I've never settled on a pattern.  I also love that seeing the dress from a distance, where you can't make out the images, the coloring could totally be a late 50's print.  Rock on friend, rock on.

Yeah last week at church this guy told me that from a distance he was trying to figure out the pattern and the best he could come up with was some kind of DeWalt saw because of the yellow.
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« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2018 06:10:32 AM »

ha ha only a guy would think of a DeWalt saw...that is awesome...
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« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2018 02:49:14 PM »

Oh my god I love this dress!!!

as a matter of interest, how much fabric did it take?
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« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2018 04:31:48 PM »

This is SO GREAT! Way to "make it, sewn"!
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