Star Trek Dress

I participated in the crafty swap I helped host here recently, package pals, in March. My partner, Jess, sent me some awesome Star Trek fabric and a couple fat quarters of a cute coordinating print.

Simplicity 2444

Isn’t the fabric fantastic?

star trek dress fabrics

When I realized that two fat quarters was just enough to cut out a sleeveless bodice for Simplicity 2444, I knew these fabrics would make a fantastic dress!

Star Trek Dress

I made a few more adjustments to the pattern from my last dresses – I started one size down because I’d been taking in a bit of extra fabric at the zipper. I also adjusted the arm scythe to bring it up a bit and in at the shoulders.

star trek dress windy

The skirt is just a big gathered rectangle so I could make the most out of the star trek print. It turns out I didn’t have quite enough of the Star Trek fabric to make the whole skirt, so I put in some black cotton at the top of the skirt. I actually really love the black waist band and how it breaks up the busy prints, so that was a fun accident.

piping facing

The skirt is lined, but not the bodice. Instead of using facings, I lined the armholes and neckhole with some red piping. This technique is described here.

simplicity 2444 back

I ended up deciding to use the same piping around the waist too, which I adore. And thankfully, it lined up perfectly at the back zipper on my first try!

star trek dress and blanket

It goes nicely with the star trek blanket I made Eddie for Christmas, don’t you think?

6 thoughts on “Star Trek Dress

  1. I love, love, love this dress. I wish I had a sewing machine. I’m thinking a Star Trek dress and a Whovian dress. Have you considered selling dresses like this? I know I’d be interested. đŸ™‚

  2. No wonder you have good taste, a Trekkie!!! or is that why we are just a tad off..gets so confusing some days lol.
    Keep up great work! Oh and I love the black on it, your right perfect accident

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