Friday, 1 July 2016

Stormtrooper dress

Here's the details of the post I shared earlier in the year at CraftingCon.  I made this storm trooper dress for their Star Wars month.  I'm happy to say she still loves it and wore it the Melbourne ComicCon in June.  Hilariously though she totally freaked out when she was about to get her photo taken with some people in storm trooper costumes while we were there :)

When I saw the Star Wars month it was a no brainer to sign up.  Our Little Miss started to enjoy Star Wars a bit last year and especially likes the Stormtroopers.  She's yet to learn that technically they're the bad guys. She gets so excited when she sees them and her favourite drink bottle has Stormtroopers on it.  When I originally signed up I was playing with some other ideas but she got so excited when she got this mask I knew I had to make her something to go with it.

Our girl loves wearing dresses and has gotten to that stage where she's quite adamant about wearing one, so I knew it had to be something dress-like.  When looking for ideas I remembered by Blue Ridge Dress by Hello Holli and the bodice line really reminded me of a Stormtrooper's chest plate so I started with that.

To add some extra detail I wanted to add three stitching lines to echo the Stormtrooper's armour.  I was worried that the original gathered skirt would lose this detail so I drafted my own a-line skirt from the bodice.  I've not really done a lot of pattern drafting before, especially to this extent so I was pleased (and a little amazed) that it all worked well.

The black bias binding on the bodice worked nicely for my Stormtrooper dress and I added some more on the hem to finish it off.  It was a bit time consuming to do all that binding, and I don't want to see any bias binding for a while, but it was worth it I reckon.

I'm so happy with how it turned out,  She was very excited when I finished it.  I reckon she'll want to wear it a lot so I'm not sure how long it will be staying this white...

Thanks for looking and I hope you like my Stormtrooper look.

1 comment:

  1. This is such a cool interpretation of a Storm Trooper outfit! My daughter is a big Darth Vader fan - she knows he's a baddie but she still loves him :)