Star Trek Dress

I should be in Valley of Fire right about now!  It’s a state park close to Las Vegas with incredible scenery, it’s where the Mars scenes were filmed in the original Total Recall and a key part of Star Trek Generations was shot.

So I thought a Star Trek themed craft was in order!  Here is my Star Trek dress!

Star Trek Dress

I used a Star Trek duvet cover for the bodice and blue camouflage fabric for the skirt.  I did cut the bodice pattern pieces too big and then lost some weight so I subsequently had to take the dress in which was a chore and the reason it sat unworn for quite a while on my to-do pile.

Star Trek Dress

The thing is  people think taking-something-in as being no big deal but if you just lop a chunk out a dress it’ll be lopsided and fit weirdly.  For the skirt section of the dress I can just take in at the waist easily and cut off the excess fabric but for the bodice part I really need to re-cut each of pattern pieces smaller and sew back together again.  To complicate it I had already attempted to take it in (by lopping a chunk out) so some of the pattern pieces are a bit funny.