Saturday, August 1, 2015

Dr. Who Lady Skater

I found some adorable Dr. Who fabric from Aqua Splash Customs.


I bought a couple yards with the intention of making a lady skater out of it.  I made it, but I'm not super happy with it.


I think it looks a little like pajamas instead of a cute dress to wear to work.  I shouldn't have made the entire thing out of that fabric.  I think I would have been better off only using it as an accent.


I didn't really have enough fabric to do proper pattern matching either and its bugging me.  I thought I had cut the front to match up better, but apparently not.


I'll still wear it like it is, especially to PAX, but I'd like to try to figure out a way to make it less annoying to me.  If anyone has any ideas, I'd love to hear them.  I have some more of the blue I used for the neck and arm bands, but I don't have much.  Although, it's the blue I bought at JoAnn's for my Pride dress, so they likely still have it.

Thoughts?

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  1. I think it's the blue bands that make it look like pajamas. I would cut those off and hem the sleeves plainly. Then I would make the neckline into a sweetheart neckline, and wear the dress with a blue patent leather belt. I think you will find it doesn't look like pajamas anymore then.

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    1. I think you are right about the bands. And I was thinking of doing something to hide the ugly waist seam. I really don't like wearing belts, especially with dresses. I have pretty much zero waist and so when I wear belts and then sit down, my body mass redistribution ends up making the belt too tight or it flips down. So I'm just constantly fussing with it.

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  2. What about throwing on a cardigan or blazer? Love that you could wear this to work. I just made a Vader dress to wear to comic con sorts of events and the opening of star wars. So delightful.

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  3. I think it's really cute and looks adorable on you. The arm bands do give a slight pj feel. This may be a lot of work, but what if, instead of a belt, you just added a strip of blue material at the waist, between the bodice and the skirt. That would break it up a little bit anyway. But honestly, I think it's great.

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    1. I've been thinking about doing exactly that. I wore the dress for the first time this last Friday to a gaming convention. I also thought about taking the sleeves off and replacing them with blue flutter sleeves instead. I can't decide for sure what to do, so I'm just working on other projects in the mean time. :-)

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    2. I've been thinking about doing exactly that. I wore the dress for the first time this last Friday to a gaming convention. I also thought about taking the sleeves off and replacing them with blue flutter sleeves instead. I can't decide for sure what to do, so I'm just working on other projects in the mean time. :-)

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    3. I've been thinking about doing exactly that. I wore the dress for the first time this last Friday to a gaming convention. I also thought about taking the sleeves off and replacing them with blue flutter sleeves instead. I can't decide for sure what to do, so I'm just working on other projects in the mean time. :-)

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