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I know summer is long over, but I finally made something out of my Pineapple Whips fabric design: an off-shoulder, dirndl-inspired dress from the "Patterns by Gertie" line (Butterick B6322). I deviated from the sewing pattern a little bit, and added an elastic neckline and armholes instead of using seam binding, as well as added pockets because they make my life so much easier. Fully lined, all edges serged and finished, and the zipper only a *little* wonky–it's probably the cleanest garment I have ever constructed so far. #sewing #fashion #diy #sewingproject #surfacedesign #dolewhip #pineapplewhip #textiledesign #spoonflower #illustration #butterick #butterickb6322 #butterick6322 #b6322 #patternsbygertie #ootd

Geek Chic – Space Kimono Dress (Orion Nebula)

If you are like me and every other dork, you love space. You may also be obsessed with science fiction. A few months ago, for my birthday, I splurged on some custom cotton silk fabric printed with an image of the Orion Nebula from Spoonflower. I straight-up stole this photo from the NASA website, did a little bit of manipulation and made a seamless pattern out of it. I finally did something with it and sewed up this kimono dress. I also added pockets, because, duh. I think it’s a good way to express your obsession without being too literal with your chosen space-related fandom. You can get the fabric here: http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/1226781 . (Taken with my Canon Powershot SD780 IS) #fashion #sewing #diy #space #me #ootd