The Galaxy Dress

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No, not that one. I actually think I prefer mine. It certainly comes in a damn sight cheaper…

A while back, Katie tweeted about the potential of using this duvet cover as a source of cheap fabric. I have a small obsession with space themed things (our bedroom is somewhat “spacey”) and so I wasted no time in pressing ‘add to basket’.

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The fabric is a cotton/polyester mix but is fairly stiff so I thought it’d work really well with the box pleats on my current favourite pattern, the Elisalex dress. It is truly an excellent pattern and, oh, those pleats, I luuuuuurve them!

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The only adjustments I made were to take a couple of inches out of the width of the skirt and about 6/7 inches off the length. Although it feels good on, looking at these pictures, the princess seams could definitely do with a bit of letting out (or maybe I shouldn’t have eaten that chocolate pudding about 10 minutes before taking these pictures…). I also fully lined the skirt because the fabric is a liiiittle on the see through side!

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Hope you’re all having a wonderful long weekend.