A long time ago, I won a giveaway at Annette Tirette! I received the gorgeous galaxy fabric. Some dancing around tables was involved when Anneke told me I won.
It took me some time, but I finally made it into a dress!

I was so much in love with the bodice of the Elisalex dress of By Hand London, that I wanted to make a second version.
I love-love-love-love-love-love-love this dress! I finished it on the 30th of January 2013, so actually it’s a dress from last year, but I wore it out for new year’s day at the party at my boyfriend’s family. People said it reminded them of fireworks, so I think it was a very appropriate dress.

(Sorry for blurry pics, my camera decided to take blurry photographs and I did not notice it untill I was editing. Some of them are sharp…)

I made a couple changes to the dress. You can read about my changes on the bodice in this post. I changed the skirt for a long strip of fabric, which I pleated. At the centre front I made a double boxpleat. This makes for extra room when I need to eat a big meal at family gatherings :-). I also added pockets in the side seams, ’cause dresses with pockets are the best!
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I love the pleated skirt in this version and the scooped back. The bodice of Elisalex is perfection in my opinion.
jurk achterkant 5As you can see I did a lapped zipper on this dress. I used the free ‘Mastering Zipper Techniques” class on Craftsy from Sunni of A Fashionable Stitch and I got it right at the first try. That hardly ever happens. (okay, I accidentally switched sides of the lapped part but I’m ignoring that fact)
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On my way to find another galaxy… TO INFINITY AND BEYOND!

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12 Responses to Galaxylex

  1. Yay, this was well worth the wait! I’m so glad the fabric went to someone who enjoys it like you do!

  2. grtescp says:

    ha, I recognise this dress – it is super lovely and looks great “in the wild” too :)

  3. I love-love-love this dress. It is very pretty! The back is super elegant! If it’s missing you’ll know where to find it ;)

  4. IngeMaakt says:

    this turned out so well, I love it!

  5. A lovely dress – and such fun that I’ve examined that lapped zipper in person! Great job! x

  6. Lucy says:

    Wow, fabulous fabric! A great choice for a great pattern :)

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