I already wrote a little about the secret project I worked on during the last weeks. It was secret because the items I made were for a very special occasion: Trisha was getting married! And she wrote in the invitation that we should just come as we are even if that means in Star Trek formal robes. 3 minutes of serious puppy eyes by my boyfriend and I just did it!
Today I will show my outfit which was not exactly the formal robe, but still a Star Trek uniform. I was seriously inspired by Lt. Uhura’s outfit. But it needed to be blue since I’m a scientist and red is for tactical staff.
I bought blue and black jersey on one of the Fabric Markets I attended. We also got the fabrics for my boyfriend’s formal uniform there! Then I screened the almighty interwebs for tutorials. And I even got some patterns for the original uniforms for female staff! I decided to go the simple way and just improvise with a pattern I already knew:
I cut the front two times from the fabric. Then I cut away about 1/3 and rounded the skirt part out. This way, the dress looks a bit like a wrap dress although it isn’t. I hemmed the overlap with twin needles and sewed it to the other front part from the neck down about 40cm.
The sleeves were hemmed (again by twin needle) and decorated before closing them. The two decorative trims are the same we used for my boyfriend’s outfit, so we kind of match. Goth, I hate partner look! ^^
The neckline was also improvised. I just cut away fabric until it looked like the uniforms in the pictures. Then I serged a strip of black fabric around the opening. Easy as pie!
The last step was to sew the sleeves in and close the sides, then hem the dress (with a twin needle, you guessed right) and I was ready to party! For the event I added black tights and boots. We had a blast!