Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Ansley's BB-8 Dress

Hello! I know it's been forever!

BB8 dress by replicate then deviate

We finally saw Star Wars The Force Awakens during Christmas break and I've been wanting to make Ansley a BB8 dress ever since! (And she's been wanting one ever since).

Patterns Used:
Bodice- Clara by Violette Field Threads without ruffles, size 9-10 (size 7 was way too small)
Sleeves- Adelaide by Violette Field Threads, size 7 because I didn't want gathers at the top of the sleeve
Self drafted half circle skirt with piecing (a few process pics on instagram @replicatethendeviate)

Fabric:
white 97% cotton 3% spandex bottom weight fabric from Joann
Orange quilting cotton (I don't remember the name but not the kona because the kona wasn't the right color) from Joann
(buttons from Hancock Fabric, sewn with the holes vertically so it looks like an eight)

Pettiskirt from Pettiskirt Style.

Modifications: (aka not following pattern directions)
*used the burrito method (I'm sure there's a "real" term for it but I don't know what it is. Anyone?) for the sleeve cuffs and for sewing the sleeves into the bodice
*didn't use the Clara's placket (and in hindsight I probably should've added a zipper because there are no gathers on the back. Also using the selvedge made the back a little stiffer than I like but oh well)

BB8 dress by replicate then deviate

BB8 dress by replicate then deviate

BB8 dress by replicate then deviate

BB8 dress by replicate then deviate

BB8 dress by replicate then deviate

BB8 dress by replicate then deviate

BB8 dress by replicate then deviate

BB8 dress by replicate then deviate

Lots of topstitching!

BB8 dress by replicate then deviate

Decent manual button holes. Don't mind my washable crayola marker markings. I haven't washed the dress yet. Buttons sewn with the holes stacked so it looks like an eight.

BB8 dress by replicate then deviate

BB8 dress by replicate then deviate

Paper masks from Target in their Halloween clearance.

BB8 dress by replicate then deviate

She picked this pose because BB8's head rotates.

BB8 dress by replicate then deviate

BB8 dress by replicate then deviate

BB8 dress by replicate then deviate

Too funny to not share. HAHA.
BB8 dress by replicate then deviate

Dress in action. I will have to take a shot like this outdoors sometime; she was too cold to stay out any longer and I don't blame her.

BB8 dress by replicate then deviate

Thanks for stopping by! May the Force be with you!

31 comments:

  1. Wow! This is the coolest!! And you are such a cool mom for making this for her!! The Star Wars fan in me loves it <3

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  2. i need to make my daughter this dress! That is amazing.

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    1. You totally should! And thank you! :)

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  3. Gah! I can't get over this dress. I am fascinated by your circle piecing. Really amazing job!

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  4. Cute dress! Those circles look amazing! My daughter can't watch Star Wars movies yet, but I am thinking she knows BB8 and will love this dress!

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  5. Such a cool abstract take--I would love it even if I weren't a Star Wars fan!

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  6. Simply amazing, Emily!!!! Love everything about it!

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  7. I love this! Such a great interpretation, I think I need to to make one!

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    1. Thank you Jenny! I hope you do make one!

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  8. This is so cool, Emily! I love it! I can't believe you pieced it! How incredible! I still haven't seen Star Wars 7. Hazel got sick on the day we planned to go (Jude's bday) so Jude, Indigo and Dan saw it with some of the kids' friends and parents and I stayed home. womp womp. Hope I can see it soon! This dress is so great! Every detail is perfection!

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  9. This is so cool, clearly inspired, but so not a costume!

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    1. Thank you! It turned out exactly how I hoped. I don't think I'll be able to repeat this feat!

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  10. What a beautiful dress! You did such a lovely job piecing it all together, and your daughter looks very happy! Great job.

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  11. Your pictures are awesome! That dress is so cool!

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  12. This dress is so amazing! From the piecing to the orientation of the buttons, every little detail is perfect!

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  13. I can't believe I missed this. This is SOOOOO amazing. Seriously...you nailed it!

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