My New BB-8 Birthday Dress!

So, I turn 45 today. What better way to celebrate another loop around the sun than with a new dress? Because I share my birthday with Star Wars -- "A New Hope" debuted on May 25, 1977 -- it always seems only natural to make some Star Wars finery for the occasion.

I designed a new BB-8 damask a while back, and when Spoonflower had a 20 percent off sale recently, I jumped on it and got a couple yards of modern jersey. I have been really pleased with the detail Spoonflower manages on their jersey, and this one came out beautifully.

I decided on Simplicity 1587 for the bodice, but I chose to make it using black French terry for the front yoke, sleeves and back, and then my damask for the lower bodice and skirt. (Gotta conserve that custom printed fabric!) Since I used all knits, I skipped the zipper, as is my usual habit. Pull-on vintage style FTW! 

The skirt is a simple circle skirt -- all the better to wear with a fluffy petticoat! 

It only took a few hours to pull this one together -- one of the many reasons I love to work with knits. I look forward to wearing this dress all day, staying comfy through all the celebrating, but still vintage stylish!