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A Seamstresses Guide to the Galaxy

Added Jan 26, 2012

by JuliaBobbin

Melbourne, Austr...






Sewing is my universe. So it seems only appropriate that I should make the galaxy dress.

Dress colour inspired by the fabulous Joan Harris of Mad Men.

Dress constructed using Vogue pattern 8280.

Fabric made of a surprisingly successful blend of silk and polyester.

For all pattern alterations and a heck of a lot of photos, visit my blog JuliaBobbin


Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic, Vintage
Polyester, Silk

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    Jan 31, 2012, 05.20 PMby crazyfool

    This dress is beautiful :-)

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    Jan 29, 2012, 04.11 PMby zoeope

    i have not yet seen anything as beautiful as you in your dress.

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      Jan 30, 2012, 07.03 AMby JuliaBobbin

      Oh my goodness you are too kind! Thank you!

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    Jan 29, 2012, 04.50 AMby JuliaBobbin

    Thank you all for your super lovely comments and words of encouragement :)

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    Jan 28, 2012, 12.25 PMby Cotton Cherry

    absolutly gorgeous – as always :) i love the shoulder – sleeve part of your dress. makes it freally outstanding for me! you are such an inspiration or me :)

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      Jan 29, 2012, 04.50 AMby JuliaBobbin

      Thank you so much you are so kind and it’s so nice to hear :)

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    Jan 28, 2012, 11.43 AMby ronnielee

    Another WINNER!

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    Jan 27, 2012, 07.21 PMby lienepien

    Beautiful dress!

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    Jan 27, 2012, 05.02 PMby LadyDanburry

    I love it so much!

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    Jan 27, 2012, 04.33 PMby bofa

    so lovely!

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    Jan 27, 2012, 04.13 PMby tirrs

    Lovely!! Great job!

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    Jan 27, 2012, 12.57 PMby tigger0580

    It looks so beautiful. The colour suits you well. It is a great dress…

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    Jan 27, 2012, 09.46 AMby lennert

    Absolutely stunning!

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    Jan 27, 2012, 09.09 AMby dottty

    Always gorgeous and this one is very sexy too jj:)x

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    Jan 27, 2012, 07.52 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    both: sexy and stylish! great!!!

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      Jan 27, 2012, 07.54 AMby JuliaBobbin

      Ralf thanks so much!

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    Jan 27, 2012, 01.01 AMby foursquarewalls

    Goodness, you make fancy dresses fast! Where do you wear all of these? The color of this is stunning! Well done.

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      Jan 27, 2012, 07.55 AMby JuliaBobbin

      :) A lot of my dresses I haven’t had the chance to wear more than once out in public but I try! It usually means that I’m that one person who turns up quite overdressed for occasions, but never mind!

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    Jan 26, 2012, 11.46 PMby fashionfreek

    O wow..the colour is so divine. Suits you..big time:-D

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      Jan 27, 2012, 07.59 AMby JuliaBobbin

      Why thank you very much!

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    Jan 26, 2012, 11.22 PMby schnui

    Julia I love this dress along with all the other gorgeous things you make. I have just enjoyed reading your blog and especially your spotlight experience!! I am convinced that you have to be like that girl to be employed by that store because at the one I reluctantly have to visit occasionally, the staff there have been like that since it opened in the early 2000’s. How I miss my local drapery that was put out of business because of this store!! The drapery ladies were so helpful and so experienced and they were my surrogate aunties when I needed help. Anyway, you look so beautiful in red and you really give Mrs Joan Harris a run for her money!!

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      Jan 27, 2012, 07.58 AMby JuliaBobbin

      That is such a great compliment thank you! Yes there are many fabulous fabric stores that have since shut their doors which is sad; I guess despite the fact that so many of us are passionate about sewing we are still becoming a minority. Less and less people know how to even take up a hem.
      Luckily there are still some of the Spotlight and Lincraft stores that have talented staff, just not all unfortunately.

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    Jan 26, 2012, 11.09 PMby elisana

    breathtaking!!!! lovely

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    Jan 26, 2012, 10.57 PMby patti-r

    Looks lovely on you, great job!!!!!

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    Jan 26, 2012, 10.39 PMby neenkster

    Awesome as always! Amazing fit :) I’m almost ashamed to say this, because of my age perhaps, i’d love to make a dress like this (not sure if i could,though!), but i would have no place to wear it to! :$

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      Jan 27, 2012, 07.59 AMby JuliaBobbin

      Never be ashamed! You would rock the galaxy dress! Do it!

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